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URGENT: Children with Chronic Illnesses at Risk for Adenovirus Complications

KinderMender has noticed a recent uptick in adenoviruses, a group of common viruses that can infect the lining of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, eyes, and nervous system. The increase is particularly notable, as it arrives on the heels of an outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility that affected 35 individuals and resulted Read More…

What’s That Horrible Smell? Rotavirus Symptoms Strike Again

KinderMender has been busy treating an influx of young patients presenting with vomiting, diarrhea, and watery stools. This isn’t the work of influenza, however. The flu is an “all over” sort of nastiness, affecting a wide spectrum of systems. It causes congestion, sore throat, coughing, and more. In lieu of those telltale respiratory issues, one Read More…

How to Avoid Catching a Cold

Batten down the hatches. It’s common cold season again. As we mentioned in a previous blog, the key to a cold is exposure. That means you must be in contact with someone who has the virus – like your kids – before you can “catch it” yourself. Viruses, themselves, do not cause runny noses or Read More…

When Should I Worry: Headaches

You’re not the only one who gets headaches – those nasty, inescapable bouts of cranial pain that make you feel like your temples are being squeezed together by a vice, or that a very small man with a much larger hammer is busy ringing a gong between your ears. Unfortunately, headaches affect approximately 75% of Read More…

When Should I Worry? High Fevers in Children

“Feed a Cold. Starve a Fever.” That’s an old adage from days before the Internet. One that’s only somewhat reliable. Here’s a far more helpful phrase: “Don’t Fear a Fever. Understand It.” Let’s face it: no one enjoys having a fever. They make you feel flushed, clammy, and irritable. Many parents and guardians, however, are Read More…

Attention Parents: Enterovirus Outbreak Spreading Through Local Communities

With the school year now in full-swing, and subtle signs of autumn beginning to surface despite uneven temperatures, seasonal illnesses have begun making their presence known. For months now, every pharmacy, big box store, and urgent care clinic has been advertising the availability of flu shots, and news headlines have been announcing that particular illness’ Read More…

Attack of the Resistant Bacteria (OR When Antibiotics Don’t Work)

By now, we hope to have sufficiently covered antibiotics’ wholesale inability to combat viral infections, such as colds, flus, sore throats, coughs, bronchitis, and good, old-fashioned runny noses. But just to recap: Antibiotics cannot kill viruses or the common cold. They won’t even put the tiniest dent in your misery. The good news is that Read More…

Tick Bites and Fear of Lyme Disease in Children

Warm weather means being outdoors: Camping, hiking, and picnics by the lake. So, tick-tock… it’s time, once again, to start searching your kids for ticks. Named for the towns where it was first identified – Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut – Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States. It is Read More…

The Sore Truth Surrounding Strep Throat

Its scientific name is Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis, but terrified parents nationwide know it solely by its blood-curdling street cred: strep throat. Symptoms of this dreaded school-age malady often include: sore throat fever pain when swallowing bright red throat with pale spots swollen lymph nodes nausea In fact, the collective panic regarding this bacteria-bred sore Read More…

Deck the Halls with Bowels of Horror: Norovirus in Maryland

Fa la la la – blaaaaaghhhh? For many families, a vile strain of the norovirus in Maryland proved to be an unwelcome surprise over the holidays – and into the New Year. This nasty little illness, hallmarked by diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and achiness, can unfortunately run rampant among families with small or school-aged children. Read More…

Here's What Parents Say

  • “Everything about the visit was outstanding. We are so very happy we found this place. The staff is efficient, professional, and friendly. The facility is bright, clean, and child friendly. This will be our go to medical office…”

  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

Recent
Diagnoses

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  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Eczema
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Viral Infection
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Viral Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Viral Infection
  • Fever

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