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May 19, 2020 | Kristin M. Ernest, MD, Elizabeth (Liz) Victor Franklin, PhD

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Needless to say these have been trying times for everyone. With the incidence of mental illness increasing in adolescents prior to the pandemic, it is vital that we listen and support our kids now more than ever. Athletes are no exception! Sports and organized activity provide an outlet for socialization, improve moods and self-esteem, and can even stimulate our immune system. With sports now on hold, these positive effects are impacted and instead, athletes may instead have increased stress or anxiety....

May 12, 2020 | Jonathan Santana, DO

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During summer months, it’s hard to conceive that baseball games may not be played. Everyone is missing those days outside at a ball fields watching their child play. Even though most young baseball players are unable to play their favorite sport or compete with their teammates at this time, there are several activities that can be performed to keep in baseball shape and hopefully prevent injuries when baseball does resume.

  1. Work on balance and core strength. Every movement in baseball, from...
May 08, 2020 | Heather A. Haq, MD, MHS

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Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thankful that the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not have as severe of an effect on children compared to older adults, and we know that most children who contract the virus will survive.

However, even if children are largely spared from direct effects, COVID-19 will still cause profound and long-lasting indirect impacts on children globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where the pandemic is straining already overburdened health systems and social protection infrastructure. Children across the globe are already...

May 06, 2020 | Mary Jo Andre

When the World Health Organization declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, bringing attention to the importance of the nursing profession was one of its objectives. No one could have imagined a global pandemic would unfold shortly thereafter and profoundly illustrate how essential nurses are to our health care system.

This year was intentionally selected as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to align with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It is important to note that Nightingale’s lessons – such as the importance of cleanliness, disease prevention and systematic data collection...

April 30, 2020 | Allison Arthur MD, FAAP

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Having a new baby during the COVID-19 pandemic understandably brings about worry and uncertainty for parents. We are here to help offer you some reassurance and guidance to keep your family safe and healthy.

Many parents want to know the essentials their baby needs and how to find them.

For feeding infants, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that breastmilk can still be safely fed to your baby, even if a mother may have COVID-19...

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