In this essential post for parents, find drowning prevention guidelines from our pediatricians. Drowning rates have been steadily declining since the 1980s; however, drowning continues to be the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1-19. Only congenital defects for children ages 1-4 and motor vehicle accidents for children ages 5-19 rank higher. Toddlers and teenagers are at the … [Read more...] about Dive into Summer…Safely
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Is it safe to keep firearms in the house? Should I let my child play with toy guns? The answers to these kids and gun safety questions will be different for everyone, but all parents should understand the best practices for gun safety and storage. I am sure it is probably a cliché to talk about one’s youth by saying, ‘Things were different back then.’ Truthfully though, they were. When I … [Read more...] about Kids and Gun Safety: Keeping Firearms at Home
Are vaccines safe? Are alternative vaccine schedules a good idea? These are common questions our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians receive. Here, we provide some answers. Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Infections that were once the most common causes of childhood death and disease in the U.S. – smallpox, diphtheria, polio, mumps, … [Read more...] about Vaccines: Too Much of a Good Thing? Our Most Common Vaccine Questions at Center City Pediatrics
Living in an older city that is under seemingly constant construction, many of our Philadelphia families are concerned about the potential of lead exposure on their children’s health and well-being. Here, our pediatricians offer some information about lead and how to reduce the possibility of exposure, plus share some additional resources for your family. With Michigan’s Flint lead crisis … [Read more...] about Lead and Your Family
Request an Appointment Now on Our Website As a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Center City Pediatrics is committed to continuous evaluation of our policies and procedures to ensure we always provide our families with the best possible experience. This pursuit extends beyond the care we deliver in our exam rooms to include every aspect of your interactions with our office. It is with this pledge … [Read more...] about Request Appointments Online!
In PA, ticks are a real health threat. Our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians share guidelines on tick and mosquito repellent for kids, as well as other tips for keeping families safe this summer. In Philadelphia, the spring and summer months are a time when many of us enjoy the outdoors, whether taking advantage of the nearby Schuykill river and Wissahickon trails or venturing farther … [Read more...] about Tips to Stay Tick- and Mosquito-Free This Summer