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Sunburn 101: How to Heal Sunburn Fast

Following a brutal winter, a trip to the beach with the family seems like a fitting reward. But fun in the sun is not without its own dangers. How many of us have forgone sunscreen on a relatively cloudy summer afternoon, only to turn as red as a lobster later that evening? Children are particularly Read More…

Spit it Out! Swallowed Foreign Object Scares and How to Deal

As a parent, you probably wish you had a nickel for every time you’ve heard yourself shouting, “Take that out of your mouth this instant!” But nickels are no good, either. Coins are among the top 5 indiscriminate objects that many toddlers will pop in their gob given half a chance. Swallowed foreign objects are Read More…

Do You Need Sunscreen? 5 Summer Weather Health Myths Debunked

So, here’s the thing: At its core, the sun can reach temperatures of approximately 27-million degrees Fahrenheit.  It’s hot. And bright. And sunblock is probably not the worst idea in the world. HOWEVER. Science recently weighed in that a few minutes of unprotected exposure to the sun’s rays can actually be beneficial to one’s overall Read More…

5 Summer Safety Tips for Teenagers

Teens and summertime – has there ever been a more perfect union? Many parents can clearly remember those enchanted, languid days bereft of responsibility and subsequent long nights made indelible in our minds by fireflies, fireworks, and subtle promise. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Unfortunately, this is also true when Read More…

4 Secret Damages of Artificial Food Dyes and How to Avoid Them

As parents, we often overlook the various components that comprise the processed, pre-packaged foods we feed our children. These easy to prepare, on-the-go snacks and meals are appealing in a number of ways, not the least of which is expediency. Kids certainly don’t care. Why would they? Breakfast pastries with colorful creams and fillings and Read More…

Preventing Mosquito Bites in Infants: The Summer Health Routines You Should Adapt

Mosquitoes: the scourge of summer. This is particularly true if you’re caring for an infant. Outdoor excursions with the baby are complicated enough thanks to all of the child care accoutrements. The last thing you need is to constantly fend off flying insects.  But battle, you must. One mosquito can lay up to 250 eggs Read More…

5 Ways to Identify Concussions in Teenagers

It’s a hard-hitting fact: The effects of concussions can be felt for years, if not lifetimes. Often seen in young athletes, concussions in teenagers are head injuries that temporarily affect brain function. They can result from any direct blow to the head or even a blow to the body that jostles the head and the Read More…

Foreign object in your child’s nose? 3 dos and don’ts

Aaaaachoo! It’s allergy season for many Maryland pediatric care doctors. Unfortunately, there’s never an off-season for children who get foreign objects lodged in their noses. And removing those objects is rarely as simple as sneezing. Just ask our practitioners One of our most memorable patients was a child who got a sloppy joe stuck up Read More…

What are the Most Common Bug Bites and Stings?

Although relatively harmless, bug bites and stings are one of the most unpleasant aspects of the summer weather. For your children, running barefoot in the yard through the sprinklers can lead to a multitude of annoying results – bee and wasp stings, flea and tick bites, or spider and mosquito bites. And, while your children Read More…

5 Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun

Children love to play outside on beautiful, sunny days – whether they’re riding bikes, playing on the swing set, or throwing around a ball. Even in the dog days of summer – where stepping outside seems like running into a wall of heat – your children beg you to play outside with their friends. Except Read More…

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