Family with dog for Pets Blog

By Dr. Rosalynd Brackens Your kids have been begging for a dog to walk, a gerbil to snuggle or lizard they can feed. Are you ready for a commitment of many years and possibly a lot of money? There are many benefits of adding a pet to your household. On the other hand, dogs and…

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Girl Looking at Phone in Children and Social Media Blog

By Dr. Ronna Schneider It’s inevitable that your child is going to want social media accounts. They’ve grown up playing games and watching videos on their tablets — why should Facebook be any different? Actually, Facebook is for older people — at least that’s what your kid will say. Teens and adolescents are much more…

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Parents and Child Discussing Screen Time

By Dr. Aimee Reeder Many experts believe that children’s viewing habits can affect them negatively — including riskier behaviors and violent actions. But should TV, movies and video games take the full blame for their effects on children? Subject matter is even more of an issue with increased access to screens and COVID-19 keeping kids…

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suburban pediatrics pediatrician

By Dr. Jennifer Ringel Retail-based clinics (RBCs) are growing in popularity across the United States as parents turn to clinics for some of their children’s basic medical needs. RBCs can feel convenient but are they really a good substitute for a primary care physician (PCP) visit? Why pediatricians are important Some use RBCs for quick,…

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mental health tips during the quarantine

By Dr. Carla Barreau With long periods of uncertainty, it’s important to take control of the moments you can. By diving into long-term projects, finding humor in each day or simply reminding yourself this is temporary, you can capture small moments of control during chaotic times. This is our third and final blog in a…

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wellness tips during COVID-19

By Dr. Robert Wallace During this uncertain time, it’s important to stay balanced. We understand that it can be difficult to stay calm while everything else seems so out of control. But we believe it’s important to find the positive in the world when you can ― from finding a “retreat space” and limiting exposure…

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Cincinnati Children's announces new school note policy

By Dr. Angelique Gloster The school year is full of excitement — but it can also be full of colds and other minor illnesses. Sometimes those “bugs” mean a missed school day, and we want you to know that Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Primary Care, Cincinnati Children’s Mason Primary Care and Cincinnati Children’s Springdale Primary Care have…

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well check vs. office visit

By Dr. Kristin Kaltenstadler At Cincinnati Children’s Liberty, Mason and Springdale Primary Care, we always want what’s best for you and your child. That’s why we try to keep well-check appointments and office visits separate whenever possible. However, these visits do get combined because of certain circumstances. We’re happy to do this, but insurance requires…

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how to prepare your children for shots

By Dr. Tina DuMont Shots are never fun — for the child or the adult. The fear associated with the shot can cause children to not want to go to the pediatrician. But because shots provide the protection that each child needs, parents can help prepare their kids for the big moment. Here are a…

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It's important to talk about mental health with your child from an early age

By Dr. Garrett Searcy Just like your child’s physical health, it’s also important to keep an eye on their mental health. As a parent, we tend to our child’s needs. Whether that’s an unexplained rash, a high fever or a sore throat, we monitor our child’s physical health and take them to the doctor when…

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