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URGENT: Severe Respiratory Virus on the Rise in Maryland Communities

Good, old RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) has returned and is sending children and their parents into doctor’s offices and urgent care centers throughout Maryland. Telltale symptoms include unrelenting cough (particularly aggressive in older children), vomiting that follows the cough, and fever. It is important to note, RSV is a common respiratory virus, which typically self-resolves Read More…

Why Do I Always Get the Flu When I Get a Flu Shot?

Are you worried if your children get a flu shot, they’ll automatically get the flu? Don’t be. Flu shots DO NOT contain live viruses. They cannot give you the flu. Instead, they utilize inactive viruses or an approximation that tricks your immune system into creating defensive antibodies. The widespread fear that getting a flu shot Read More…

Why Your Child’s Back to School Physical Does Not Replace an Annual Checkup

The urge to postpone a child’s annual checkup can be incredibly strong if he or she recently had their sports or back to school physical. You’ll want to resist that urge. Back to school physicals are not meant to replace annual physicals for children. Just as sick visits are different from well-child visits, every trip Read More…

Childhood Developmental Milestones: Ages 6 to 10

The kid gloves are – kind of, sort of – off. By age 7, children have largely moved beyond the “baby” years – and are busy establishing themselves as fully-functional individuals. Development during those post toddler/pre-teen years can be emotionally tumultuous, yet also rewarding, as children vie for independence while placing increased emphasis on friendships. Read More…

Food Allergy Bullying is Real and You Can Help Prevent It

Approximately one third of children suffering from food allergies have reported being bullied because of their condition. Many people, particularly young children, do not understand the potential severity of a food allergy. The special treatment that sufferers receive at schools – separate tables, schoolwide reminders, and more – can serve to single out these individuals, Read More…

5 Things You Never Knew About Asthma in Children

If you are the parent of a child with asthma, you know all too well the feeling of helplessness that can overtake you when an attack occurs. Fortunately, with proper pediatric intervention, medication, and an overall awareness of potential triggers, the condition can be successfully monitored and regulated. But there are some things about asthma Read More…

4 Reasons We Get Sick When the Seasons Change

Spring is here! We’re all feeling great, right? Our waiting rooms seem to suggest otherwise. Many parents believe a change in seasons is the cause of the onslaught of cold symptoms affecting their children. But is there any validity to this notion, or is it just an old wives tale? While many doctors say the Read More…

9-Year-Old Patient Transcends Bullying with Compassion, Poetry

Sometimes, it just takes a few words to start a healing process. The following poem was written by one of our primary care patients – a 9-year-old girl whose expressions of compassion helped her overcome her experience with bullying. “Bullying” I was bullied at school for two whole years. Most days I shed a lot Read More…

Take a Deep Breath and Avoid Seasonal Allergy Triggers

Mild temperatures ushered in seasonal allergy triggers slightly earlier than anticipated this year, with widespread effects being felt as early as February throughout Maryland. And, now, with March’s arrival, that itchy, sneezing, squinting time of the year is officially here. An allergic reaction occurs when your child’s immune system overreacts to environmental stimuli it considers Read More…

IMPORTANT: That Negative Flu Test? It’s Not Always Great News

You don’t have to be a doctor to realize that a swab plunged deep into the nose causes discomfort and irritability. That’s the way flu tests are administered, by the way – and that typically means babies and small children (and a significant number of adults) are going to be shifting in their seats, if Read More…

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