As we write this, the city is in disarray. Riots have occurred throughout Philadelphia, triggered by real tragedies in Minneapolis, Georgia, and Kentucky. These painful events have ripped open the long-standing wounds of racism in this country. Meanwhile, unemployment claims surpassed 40 million, and COVID- 19 deaths raced passed the grim 100,000 mark. The tinderbox has erupted. While we mourn, … [Read more...] about Staying Safe, Childcare, Talking to Your Children about Racism & More!
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The statistics are alarming .... not just the numbers that headline the news nightly, but also the impact that COVID-19 has had on primary preventative care. Since mid-March childhood vaccinations have plummeted, leaving many children vulnerable. Last week the CDC reported that the largest national vaccinating program, Vaccines for Children, ordered 2.5 million fewer doses of non-influenza … [Read more...] about Well Visits, Fishtown Opening, MIS-C & Mental Health Matters!
It's hard to believe that we are now in the 7th week of this Corona Crisis. We are extremely proud of the immense "curve-flattening" efforts of the families for whom we care, our staff at Center City Pediatrics, and the greater Philadelphia community. Unfortunately, we still have a long … [Read more...] about Face Masks, Serology Tests, The Next Public Health Crisis & Free Family Resources!
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?
The Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs have seen a sharp increase in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the past week, mirroring much of the rest of the country. The next few weeks remain a critical time for on-going social distancing measures in our region to slow down the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Response Continues…
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