Girl-Looking-Phone-Social-Media

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 interested in YouTube, Instagram…

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Preparing Meal for Healthy Diet

As a parent, summer activities may have slowed down. Now you may be worrying about the Quarantine 15! What can you do to get back to that pre-COVID weight? Maybe you’ve tried hot yoga, kale chips and intermittent fasting. Friends have suggested Atkins, Whole30, Paleo and vegetarian diets. But what about your kids? Should children…

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Parents and Child Discussing Screen Time

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 at home. Here are…

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Back to School Tips

Are you prepared for your kids to be back in the classroom this fall? The American Academy of Pediatrics does encourage in-person learning stating, “We recognize that children learn best when physically present in the classroom.” But it’s hard to get back into the swing of things even in the best of times. What do…

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suburban pediatrics pediatrician

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, “easy” treatments for earaches,…

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photo of girl having fun birthday party

Celebrating birthdays during the COVID-19 feels difficult. Young children don’t understand the seriousness of the virus. Parents want to provide a fun celebration that protects family and friends. What do you do when your four-year-old daughter asks why this year is different than any other? The only thing you can do is try to make…

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Suburban adopting new mandatory mask policy

COVID-19 cases are surging in our area. That’s why we’re updating our mask policy to protect our families, Suburban Pediatric staff members and community. We’re now making it mandatory that each person wears a mask in our building. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cloth face coverings as simple barriers to help…

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mental health tips during the quarantine

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 series of mental health…

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coronavirus test and antibody tests available

We understand that many families are anxious to have their children tested for COVID-19. We can now do that and we are offering two testing options: for acute infection for the coronavirus antibodies The acute infection diagnostic test This test checks samples from swabs of the inside of the nose to determine if there is…

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wellness tips during COVID-19

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 to the news to…

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