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When It’s Kid Quarantine Time

Just last weekend, our family was running errands and shuffling children to activities, as is our usual Saturday routine. One of          my boys was particularly irritable that day and while I was herding him into the…

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Prepping Your Child for Surgery

A little preparation and extra comfort go a long way for a child facing surgery. From the weeks leading up to surgery to the no-food directive the night before and a special send-off when you leave your child’s side, there…

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Holiday Safe-Driving Guide

No matter what holiday you celebrate, ’tis the season! Many of us will travel near and far to celebrate together and make lasting memories. Over the next six weeks, families will spend countless hours in their cars – shopping, running…

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The Truth About Vaccines

Pediatricians are asked for advice at all stages of children’s growth and development, but few questions remain as polarizing as questions about vaccinations.  As the risks of vaccine hesitancy have become even more apparent – the World Health Organization has…

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School-age Children and Scoliosis

Angela Davis gave her 11-year-old daughter Emily a hug like she had done many times before, but this time something felt different. She noticed that her shoulder blades didn’t feel like they were in the right place. Although Emily had…

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When They’re Off to College

This month, many teens are heading to college. Part of this transition means college-bound students will take over management of their own healthcare. To be sure they know which steps to take, this information will come in handy.   Forms…

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Notes on Summer Safety

Climb on and we’ll all go together!” Golf carts aren’t just for the course anymore. Leave it to parents to find a new use for the golf cart: the mover of all the things and all the people. These slow-moving…

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Dangers of Vaping and Juuling

Electronic cigarettes – known as e-cigarettes – are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. Why are e-cigarettes so popular with young people? There are two main reasons: the taste of flavored e-cigarettes (menthol, candy, fruit, chocolate, alcohol, etc.)…

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Prepare for Kindergarten Like a Pro

Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, and families throughout Central Virginia can register their little ones for kindergarten now. To get started on the necessary forms to register for kindergarten in…

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The Truth About Bedwetting

Jake was tired of waking up in the middle of the night to a wet bed. When he was five, his parents assured him that his bedwetting was normal – something many children experience – but as he grew older,…

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