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The Importance of Keeping Up to Date with Health News at School

In a matter of days, children will pack up their books and pencil cases and head home for an extended winter break, the first four months of the school year successfully behind them. With luck, they’ve evaded the common cold, headed off head lice, and steered clear of strep throat. At least another five months Read More…

School is Back in Session – and So Are Germs

KinderMender has been witnessing record patient volumes this month, in part due to a nasty, new flu like illness that began making its rounds throughout Maryland communities. Similar to the flu that many of us aim to avert in the next few months, this illness has a rapid onset and has been prevalent in older, Read More…

How to Prevent Disease When Your Child Starts Preschool

Your child’s first day of preschool is a wondrous time of promise, tempered by that twinge of melancholy you feel watching your baby ascend the school bus steps for the very first time. Your child’s fourth day of preschool has the potential to be like a cut scene from “Outbreak” – a perfect storm of Read More…

Four Differences Between the Stomach Flu and Food Poisoning

When it comes to seasonal stomach maladies – sadly, we’re not out of the woods yet. As reported in an earlier blog, KinderMender recently witnessed coinciding cases of gastrointestinal infection, influenza and strep throat. The former ailment – trademarked by symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, headache, and abdominal cramping – is often self-misdiagnosed Read More…

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection in infants?

Spring may very well be in the air somewhere, but so are germs. As Jack Frost continues to show his face throughout Maryland and temperatures fluctuate wildly, respiratory allergies and the common cold are ever-present. And, because of this, so are sinus infections. It’s yet another worry for new parents, as differentiating between a cold Read More…

What is rsv, and what do I do if my child has it?

From chickenpox to whooping cough, the list of nasty little bugs stalking our children seems almost endless, doesn’t it? But there’s another important illness that you should know about. It is respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which is in full swing during the winter months. Most children are infected by RSV during their first year Read More…

What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

Lately, KinderMender has seen lots of patients displaying symptoms of one particular illness: the aptly-named Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. This illness is not to be confused with illnesses that affect barnyard animals: Hoof and Mouth disease or Mad Cow Disease, both of which bring to mind images of ravenous cows foaming at the mouth. Read More…

Strep Throat vs. Sore Throat

Often, waking up with the feeling of a hoarse throat coupled with a stuffy, runny nose, means the beginning of a cold. But how do you know when that sore throat is a symptom of a much larger problem, such as the flu or even strep throat? In this blog post, we will discuss the Read More…

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  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Eczema
  • Asthma Exacerbation
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  • 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
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