What is influenza? Influenza is a virus typically associated with high fever, body aches, malaise, cough, sore throat, and upper respiratory symptoms. Although many people consider GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea part of a "flu", these issues are less commonly associated with influenza. How long do flu symptoms last? Typically 3 - 10 days. Is there only one kind of flu? No. … [Read more...] about Flu Season is Here: Fast Facts to Help You Stay Healthy
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Our Center City and Main Line pediatricians provide the facts on the common cold and the best cold remedies for kids. While upper respiratory infections (common cold) may occur all year-round, it may seem like your child has had constant cold symptoms from October to April! It may not be your imagination: the average young child may have six to eight common colds a year, while those in group … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Sniffles: Advice & Remedies for the Common Cold
We are happy to announce the expansion of Online Scheduling - with weekday morning availability at both locations, Saturday availability in Center City and Sunday availability in Bala Cynwyd. With Online Scheduling, you can book an appointment after-hours for the following day. Online Scheduling is available for children who have become suddenly ill and are experiencing pain and discomfort, or … [Read more...] about Online Scheduling Now Available Everyday
Dear Center City Pediatrics Family and Friends, Our 10 year birthday is fast approaching! As we reflect upon our first decade, we are amazed and humbled by our growth, which has been driven by the Philadelphia urban "baby boom". In the face of this growth, and as a result of the changing medical landscape, we are forced to make some tough decisions. September 29th is the last day we … [Read more...] about Important News from Center City Pediatrics
Why do toddlers bite? One of our Center City & Main Line pediatricians shares some helpful information about what to expect and how to respond when it comes to kids and biting. At age 2, my child became the class biter. Around that time, he ran over a little girl’s fingers with his toy fire truck and refused to apologize. I panicked, jumped on Amazon and bought a book on moral development. … [Read more...] about Hannibal Lecter or My Sweet Little Bundle of Joy?
Our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians provide some helpful information about unstructured play and its role in children’s development. In a society where families tend to focus on giving children the best opportunities for success, they often mistakenly schedule and guide a child’s day from beginning to end. They fill children’s days with activities that they think are important to … [Read more...] about The Importance of Unstructured Play