Imagine if you had been getting non-stop attention from your spouse, and suddenly they are less attentive. You would probably be unhappy, angry, confused, and might even act out. You’re an adult, so imagine how your little one feels with a new sibling. … Continue reading
Pediatric Associates, Inc. is committed to the health and well-being of all our patients. We have been receiving a large number of phone calls requesting COVID-19 testing for children without symptoms who have been directly exposed to COVID-19. At this time, … Continue reading
Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants. One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening. … Continue reading
With summer coming and as COVID restrictions continue to lift, our children will be outside in the fresh air playing with others. While all this is positive, we can’t forget about unseen dangers, especially in the woods and even your own backyard. … Continue reading
At no time in our history have our children been bombarded with as many distractions, fears, anxieties, and mixed messages than now. Parents can be overwhelmed with the multitude of issues that are involved with raising children like keeping them physically healthy and encouraging good learning habits. … Continue reading
Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. … Continue reading
COVID-19 Vaccination: Questions and Answers
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout now includes people as young as sixteen. Do you recommend it in patients this young?
YES! We believe in the safety and effectiveness of all of the COVID-19 vaccines, but only one vaccine is currently approved for children under age 18 (see below). … Continue reading
There is a difference between developmental delays and simply lagging behind. Developmental delays refer to a mental, physical, or emotional slow down which impedes the progressive growth of a child. There are typical developmental milestones we can look for in children, … Continue reading
Why does my child need a doctor’s clearance to return to sports after a COVID-19 infection?
Researchers have found that a significant number of young, healthy people who have had a COVID-19 infection have evidence of inflammation in the heart (called myocarditis). … Continue reading
Which vaccines are approved by the FDA?
The Pfizer product has been granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in age 16 and older (two doses, 21 days apart). Moderna has had a vaccine approved last week for ages 18 and older (two doses, … Continue reading