Dr. Grace LeeMD, MSCE, FAAP While the threat of Covid-19 is taking front and center attention from most news headlines, we are currently in the midst of a severe seasonal influenza (flu) epidemic that has been causing the highest rates of hospitalizations in children under 5 years of age since 2004 when the C.D.C. first started keeping track, with 125 children dead from lab-confirmed flu as of … [Read more...] about Flu Update: March 2020
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Erica SalviQuality Initiatives Dr. Eric BergerMedical Director Over the years, we've used this space to discuss a variety of topics - from seasonal illnesses to organizational changes - but none seems to prompt a more impassioned response than the discussion of wait times. Whether it be in suggestion boxes, in email surveys or in Facebook reviews, the length of time spent waiting to see a … [Read more...] about 2020, Here We Come!
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
Sherry Pomerantz, Ph.D. shares tips for parents and children to help navigate social media safety for teens. Taking time to learn more about the emotional and social pressures on your teen/tween can help you support them during this often difficult time. Social media represents a major form of social interaction and communication. This is particularly the case for teens, who rely on social … [Read more...] about Social Media Safety for Teens & Tweens