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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...

April 29, 2020 | Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, MD

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COVID-19 has drastically changed all of our lives, and for parents of children, trying to create and sustain daily schedules, manage virtual school work and activities, juggle telehealth medical visits and therapies, and uphold our children’s (as well as our own) physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness during this unprecedented time has, of course, been challenging. With more children at home and many requiring significantly increased caretaking needs, it makes it that much more imperative that...

April 28, 2020 | Rachel M. Cunningham, MPH

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This week, we celebrate National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). It is a week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observes each year to highlight the importance of vaccinating children to protect them against vaccine-preventable diseases. Most years, we commemorate the week with special events and activities; however, this year feels much different in the context of a global pandemic, COVID-19.

COVID-19 has changed everything. It’s disrupted our work, grocery shopping, activities...

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