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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...

April 24, 2020 | Allison Arthur MD, FAAP

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Becoming a parent is life’s greatest joy, but the role is also filled with uncertainty. That could not be more true today as the world is faced with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. It has many parents wondering how they can best continue to ensure their children stay healthy and what to do if their child becomes ill. Here are some ways you can continue to support the physical and mental health needs of your children at this uncertain time.

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April 23, 2020 | Katherine A. Gallagher, PhD

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for all families and youth, such as changes in routine, limited contact with friends, or simply being bored from staying home. Coping with COVID-19 restrictions may be especially challenging for families where one or more children have a chronic health condition. Youth with chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, and these may increase during times of stress.

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April 21, 2020 | Jorge Emilio Gomez, MD

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During the current COVID-19 crisis, parents are looking for ways to keep their children safe. Basic good health habits may help. Making sure your children are well fed, getting enough sleep, and getting exercise are common sense measures. But, can exercise really boost immune function in children? The immune system consists of certain blood cells and molecules, such as immunoglobulins and cytokines, that help the body fight infection. To be clear, there is currently no scientific evidence that regular...

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