| Posted On Oct 25, 2013 | By:

Calming a Child’s Fear about Visiting the Doctor

At one point or another – maybe at the age of two or five or even older – many children get scared to go for a visit to their pediatrician.  There’s lots of reasons for their anxiety, and many of them come from not knowing what to expect:  what will they see when they look in my ears?  will it hurt when they tighten that band around my arm?  and what about shots (okay,

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| Posted On Mar 23, 2012 | By:

Moo-ving to plain white milk in Watertown

Pediatricians Dan Slater, Kathy Mitchell and Julie Stepanian from Harvard Vanguard in Watertown conducted two Milk Awareness Day assemblies at the Lowell Elementary School on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  The purpose of the assemblies was to teach children the benefits of drinking plain white milk.  The doctors explained that chocolate and strawberry milk contain double the amount of sugar of plain white milk.  While flavored milk can be a special treat,

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| Posted On Sep 29, 2011 | By:

Keeping children’s eyes healthy and safe

Vision is the primary way that we experience the world around us.  It is central to how we learn, how we play, and even how we communicate.  As an eye doctor, one of the reasons I specialized in pediatric eye care is because of the life-long impact that I can make by ensuring that a child has good, functional vision.

There are several themes in the quest to make sure that kids have good vision. 

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