Keep your children's mental health strong during the quarantine - get parenting support

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is conducting a research study on a group parenting training program — Child Adult Relationship Enhancement in Pediatric Primary Care (PriCARE Plus). This six-week program is designed to improve child behavior, improve caregiver-child relationships, and decrease stress for caregivers of children 2 to 6 years old. An experienced psychologist will teach the…

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Teens should get the COVID-19 vaccine

There’s an end in sight to lockdowns and social distancing. But we’re not there yet. Together we can end the pandemic by getting the COVID-19 vaccine! The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have all been approved and are available in the United States. People over 16 years old can get the Pfizer…

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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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COVID-19 Infection or Antibody Tests are available

By Dr. Karen Agnew 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…

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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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Ohio AAP says to keep well-child visits

By Dr. Melissa Wallace Columbus, OH – The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is encouraging families to maintain routine pediatric appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person, routine well child visits are still recommended for all children at this time, especially children under two who need to maintain their vaccination schedules. “The risk…

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