As the weather begins to change and pollen counts get high, seasonal allergies become a problem for many children. Want to know what causes allergies and how you can help control their symptoms? Read on! 1. What are allergies and what causes seasonal allergies in kids? Allergies are an overreaction of your child’s immune system to a normally harmless substance or allergen. In seasonal … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Seasonal Allergies in Kids
Unique circumstances call for unique solutions, and so Center City Pediatrics is pleased to offer expanded telemedicine appointments to our clients at this time. Learn more about what services can be completed via telemedicine, what to expect, and how to schedule an appointment. By now, everyone has heard about telemedicine. It’s the new hip way of getting your medical needs taken care of, … [Read more...] about Telemedicine at Center City Pediatrics: What Is It, Who Is It For?
Protect your family against Lyme disease and other harmful effects of insect bites! In this post, our pediatricians explore kid-safe tick and mosquito repellents as well as other techniques for keeping pests at bay. Families in quarantine are trying to stay active outside and heading to trails to do so. With the weather warming, it's important to remember that ticks are active even at 40-50 … [Read more...] about Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitos and Ticks in 2020
Kellie Cathey, LSW, Child and Family Play Therapist, explains the significance of mindfulness for kids and offers tips for families to employ proven techniques as part of their daily routine as anxiety in children seems to be on the rise. Kellie facilitates a monthly workshop at our Center City office – Mindfully Me – that helps kids 6-10 years of age build confidence using relational and … [Read more...] about The Power of Mindfulness for Kids: Coping Strategies for Anxiety in Children
Our pediatricians share helpful information about preventing cavities for kids. Proper dental hygiene is an important habit to develop before any problems with teeth or gums arise. Dental caries (i.e. tooth decay/cavities) is the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. More than 40% of children have caries by the time they reach kindergarten! Fortunately, a large number … [Read more...] about Preventing Cavities For Kids: Dental Hygiene and Fluoride Facts
For parents in Philadelphia, vaccines for children are a top concern. Our providers often get questions about vaccine schedules, natural immunity, and the safety of vaccines. We understand it can be difficult to find reliable, evidence-based information on vaccines. We’ve compiled our most frequently asked vaccine-related questions with answers from a physician to help you navigate this … [Read more...] about Childhood Vaccines: Too Much of a Good Thing? Our Most Common Vaccine Questions at Center City Pediatrics