Resources for Parents from the Boston Children's Primary Care Alliance

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Boston Magazine named 14 Boston Children's Primary Care Alliance physicians as 2021 Top Doctors.
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Pfizer's Seeking Vaccine Approval for Younger Kids

Dr. Anthony Giordano of Pediatric Health Care Associates weighs in on the possibility for a Pfizer vaccine for children in NBC Boston’s article “Parents of Kids Under 12 Cheer News Pfizer's Seeking Vaccine Approval for Younger Kids.”
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Before bringing your newborn home from the hospital…

After delivering your baby, it’s easy to forget all the questions you had for the nurses and doctors. So, experts from Boston Children's Primary Care Alliance created a list of seven things to remember before bringing your newborn home.
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Meet Dr. Chang

Dr. Tien-Lan Chang of Malden Pediatrics shares why pediatrics is the perfect field for him
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Behavioral health: What parents should know

Concerns surrounding behavioral health have continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with behavioral health specialists in the Boston Children’s Primary Care Alliance about the growing concerns surrounding behavioral health.
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Is your teen depressed?

Boston Children’s Primary Care Alliance providers are truly passionate about their work. In honor of Doctors’ Day, a few Alliance providers shared their favorite thing about being a pediatrician.
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Happy Doctors’ Day!

Boston Children’s Primary Care Alliance providers are truly passionate about their work. In honor of Doctors’ Day, a few Alliance providers shared their favorite thing about being a pediatrician.
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Spring health tips for parents

Dr. Carolyn Sax of Hyde Park Pediatrics explains everything you need to know about ticks, seasonal allergies, and more in this blog.
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International Read to Me Day

Mariah Peric, a nurse at Pediatrics at Newton Wellesley, is a published children’s author. For International Read to Me Day, pick up Dino Stan and the Big Brass Band.
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Everything you need to know about thermometers

We interviewed two medical experts — Michael Elkort, M.D., pediatrics at Newton Wellesley, and Jacqueline Jossen, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics gastroenterology at Columbia University — to gain a better understanding of thermometers and how they work.
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The most important meal of the day

Starting your child’s day with a nutritious breakfast sets them up for a successful day. Consider these ideas when making your child’s breakfast. And remember, whole grains + their favorite fruit = a nourishing meal!
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Common signs of dyslexia

Reading is a fun outlet for your child, but those with dyslexia may find it more difficult than others. Familiarize yourself with these signs of dyslexia so you can best support your child.
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Ten questions to ask when choosing a pediatrician for your family

Selecting a pediatrician is an important decision for you and your family – if you're starting your search or know somebody who is, check out these ten important questions to consider.
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COVID-19 Vaccines: Answers for Families

Thomas Sandora, MD, Ana M. Vaughn, MD, and Eleanor Menzin, MD, of Longwood Pediatrics discuss the COVID-19 vaccine during our COVID-19 Vaccines: Answers for Families webinar.
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Heart concerns and returning to sports after COVID

Chestnut Hill Pediatrics’ Dr. Tina Feeley spoke with Boston 25 News last week about the risk of heart problems among athletes who test positive for COVID-19.
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HPV Vaccine: What families should know

HPV is very common and can lead to cancers. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine is proven effective against certain types of the virus.
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Tip Tuesday

Framingham Pediatrics’ Dr. Baumel recommends, "To help parents during the pandemic, dress in clothes that you would normally wear to work. This indicates to your kids you are at work and they know to respect boundaries."
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Is it "good" or "bad" for you?

Teaching our children to eat well is not a simple task — but perhaps that’s because we are looking at it from the wrong angle.
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Gearing up for sports? Call your child’s pediatrician

Every year, young athletes are required to get sports physicals. But, did you know that these physicals should be done by your child’s PCP?
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Common questions from parents

Boston Children’s Primary Care Alliance providers from Child Health Associates share how they’re keeping patients and families safe.
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Winter wellness webinar

Erica Lee, PhD; Kristin Moffitt, MD & Lexington Pediatrics’ Jesse Lock, MD discuss these topics during our Winter Wellness webinar.
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Caring for your new baby

Providers from Bridgewater Pediatrics share advice to new parents during COVID-19.
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The new COVID-19 variant

B.1.1.7. is a newly discovered version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. What else do we know about this new virus variant?
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A child's guide to COVID-19

If your child needs a COVID test, they may be a little nervous. Boston Children's produced this video to explain how the test works in kid friendly terms.
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Gearing up for a COVID-19 Winter

Dr. Debbie James of Children's Garden Pediatrics offers words of encouragement to all those parenting through these unprecedented times.
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The flu shot

Flu shots save lives by preventing influenza (flu), or reducing complications if children do get sick.
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