Pediatrics

| Posted On Jun 08, 2021 | By:

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time outdoors. Although getting outside and staying active is good for your health, it’s important to be careful of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to a common yet dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. Luckily, one of the best ways to protect yourself from melanoma is to simply wear sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.

Sunscreen use is extremely important regardless of gender,

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| Posted On May 05, 2021 | By:

A Message From Our Pediatric Chair

To our Pediatric Patients and Families:

We have been through a lot together over the past year. I recall leaving my practice at Watertown on March 20, 2020, not knowing when, exactly, I would be back physically in the office. It was surreal and anxiety-provoking, and at that time, it was impossible to fathom the full impact that the pandemic would have on our work, family life, education and our physical and emotional health.

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2021 | By:

Childhood Rashes: Childhood Skin Problems and What They Mean

If you have children, you know that rashes, welts, bumps, and other skin irritations are common occurrences. While some skin conditions can be treated with over-the-counter medicine or at-home remedies, there are many rashes that may require a closer look. Sometimes, rashes can be a warning sign for more serious illness, so you should pay attention to your child’s skin and seek medical attention if you’re unsure what’s causing the rash.

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| Posted On Mar 10, 2021 | By:

Choosing a Pediatric Thermometer

Kids and fevers are pretty much inevitable. When your child spikes a fever, it can be pretty scary, especially if you’re a new parent. The reality is that fevers are common in children and usually pass within a couple of days. With that said, as we continue with cold and flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, monitoring the health of your children is very important. If your child seems warm, under the weather, or unusually fussy,

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| Posted On Jan 26, 2021 | By:

Staying Connected to Others and Each Other

During the winter months, it continues to be important to stay connected to family and friends, either virtually or through proper physical distancing. This may be more challenging for children who have been taken out of their usual social interactions both in and out of school. It is expected that your child may have some apprehension or nervousness about reconnecting with friends and peers. However, finding ways to have safe social interaction is essential for their emotional well-being.

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2021 | By:

The Benefits of Developing Routine and Structure

Routine and structure are a part of our daily life. For children and teenagers, having a predictable daily routine helps not only with organization but also with emotional regulation and behavioral control. Prior to the pandemic, we all had well-established routines in our daily lives. With the restrictions related to COVID-19, marked changes to these routines have occurred, and the familiar structure of school and work have shifted or disappeared.

It can feel challenging to know where to start or how to establish a structure or routine.

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| Posted On Dec 15, 2020 | By:

Who Wears Masks? Superheroes!

Some kids are in school full-time or in a hybrid model, and some may be attending daycare while parents are working. Initially, the new normal of wearing a mask may have been a difficult process for them to understand. By now, most children are quite used to the experience. For those still struggling, it’s critical to validate their frustration and irritation while also gently yet firmly reminding them of the need to continue the practice of wearing a mask.

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| Posted On Dec 10, 2020 | By:

Cambridge Pediatrics is Open!

Our Cambridge Pediatrics practice is in full swing and happy to see our patients, big and small, in the office again. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm. If your child is due for an annual well-visit, needs a vaccine or flu shot, or has an injury or illness that needs to be addressed, please call the practice at 617-661-5575 or log into MyHealth Online to make an appointment for your child today.

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| Posted On Feb 10, 2020 | By:

Managing Your Child’s Digital Media Use

 “Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums.” ~ Carl A. Henegan

For parents, nowhere is this truer than their family’s relationship with its “screens,” the myriad of devices in our lives that have the power to connect and entertain us but also to consume and distract us. The amount of time we as a society spend plugged in or glued to these devices is staggering,

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| Posted On Jan 30, 2020 | By:

How to Help Kids Manage Anxiety

One of the most gratifying parts of my job is working with children and families to navigate the challenges of growing up in our modern world. This is never more true than when it comes to managing anxiety and stress. For parents, it’s really important to know that every child can be anxious from time to time, and it’s a very natural and normal part of growing up. At each age and stage of development,

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