Blog Articles

How to Handle Bee Stings and Bug Bites

Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. Soon, we’ll all be outdoors again enjoying the fresh air. Unfortunately, so will the insects. Here’s what you should do if they bite or sting you or your kids.

May 7th, 2020
Expert Advice for Getting Your Child to Take Medicine

Getting a kid to swallow medicine can take all your skills as a psychiatrist, acrobat, negotiator, and weightlifter. If you’re tired of doing it the hard way, try these expert tips to help the medicine go down.

Apr 14th, 2020
What Makes Kids More Susceptible to Strep Throat?

Watching your child suffer with strep throat is difficult. Some children, unfortunately, develop strep throat again and again. Learn why some kids are more susceptible to strep throat and how you can help prevent your child from getting it.

Dec 12th, 2019
Arm Yourself Against Fall Allergy and Asthma Flare-ups

Fall is a time for beautiful, crisp weather and seasonal delights. But it’s also a time for allergy and asthma flare-ups. Here’s what you can do to prevent your child from encountering fall allergies or asthmatic episodes.

Oct 31st, 2019
Can My Child Still Be an Athlete with Asthma?

Asthma is a medical condition that causes the airways in the lungs to become irritated and narrowed, making breathing more difficult. With proper medical management, your child with asthma can still be an athlete. Read on to learn how!

Oct 1st, 2019
5 Signs That Your Child May Have an Ear Infection

Ear infections are quite common and can be extremely uncomfortable for children. Learn how to spot the signs of this common illness in your child, so that you can seek treatment in the early stages.

Sep 1st, 2019
Book Your Back to School Sports Physicals Now

As summer ends and you get ready for another school year, it’s important to have your child get their yearly physical. Not only do many schools require them, but they are also important to ensure your child is healthy and developing normally.

Aug 7th, 2019
Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care or the ER?

Sometimes it seems that children are walking invitations for cuts, scrapes, and infections that require prompt medical attention, which is where urgent care comes in. Sometimes, however, they require emergency care. Here’s the difference.

Jul 30th, 2019
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Jun 16th, 2020
Insect Bite and Repellent Safety Tips

Keep your family safe from injury, itches and insect-transmitted disease this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Don’t use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child. Avoid areas where insects nest...

Jul 24th, 2019
Stay safe this July 4 – Fireworks Safety & Tips!

uly 4th is a great time to meet family and take vacations. One of the big parts of July 4th Celebrations is fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks — devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.

Jul 2nd, 2019
Swimming Safety Tips

Summer is here and it is a great time for children to hit the swimming pool. But parents should remember that swimming also comes with risk. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to protecting children from drowning.

Jun 24th, 2019
Prevent Injuries While Sledding

Snow is upon us again! The DC Metropolitan Area has been blanketed with snow. Here are a few safety-pointers when you take your kids out for sledding and some snow fun:

Feb 20th, 2019
Backyard Safety

Your backyard can be a safe play area for your child if you eliminate potential hazards. If you don’t have a fenced yard, teach your child the boundaries within which she should play. Always have a responsible person supervise outdoor play.

Feb 1st, 2019