How to keep your child’s health on track in a season where everything keeps changing

Fall is traditionally the season of change but for parents during Fall of 2021, this is the ultimate season of change. Your mind is full of questions: “ Is school in session, or virtual?” “Can my kids get vaccinated?” “ If they are back at school, how do I teach them ways to stay safe?”...
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Preventive Care for the Whole Family Begins with Primary Care

Many medical professionals consider primary care to be the first line of defense against chronic illnesses and long- and short term conditions, which often do not affect members of a household equally. Age is a crucial factor. And as any head of household will tell you: coordinating primary care visits for family members of different...
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COVID-19 Vaccine – a Pediatrician’s Perspective

As a pediatrician, I have been fortunate enough to see firsthand the incredible effect that vaccines have on both individual health and that of the community at large. A perfect example is the highly contagious gastrointestinal infection known as Rotavirus. When I was a pediatric resident back in the early 2000s, we sometimes had entire...
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Tips for a Healthy Back-to-School Season

​As summer comes to a close, there is always a lot to be done to get kids ready to go back to school. Parents, help your kids have a great school year by making sure they are healthy and ready to learn – because healthy students are better learners!   Making the First Day Easier...
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Why Keeping Up with Your Vaccine Schedule is More Important than Ever

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and talk gradually shifts away from rising cases and focuses instead on the rollout of the recently-approved Moderna and Pfizer mRNA vaccines, the value and importance of immunization cannot be understated. It’s understandably difficult to believe in the middle of the pandemic, but there are still other viruses and acquired...
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Returning to School in the Time of COVID-19

Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic altered the way we interact with others in public spaces. Now, in August 2020, there is hope to return to a “new normal.” In our last blog post about the uncertainty around COVID-19 and reopening schools in May, we spoke with Premier Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Kimberly Clare about the...
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