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Ahmad Kayass, MD
Mallory Maranto, NP
Patricia Ragsdale, APRN-CNP
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Why We Refer to Dental Specialists
Feb 16, 2022
The teeth, jawbone, and surrounding tissues are intricately designed with multiple blood vessels and nerves...
5 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry
Feb 11, 2022
For many people, going to the dentist is a fearful experience. They don't have a clear idea about what will happen while cleaning the teeth or other procedures...
Sports Physical and Teens
Nov 05, 2021
Despite spending hours in front of tablets and playing video games, an estimated 30-40 million children in the United States continue participating in sports each year...
Weight Management in Children - Everything You Need to Know
Sep 15, 2021
One of the severe medical conditions that almost one-third of children face in the United States is childhood obesity, putting them at an increased risk for many long-term health issues...
COVID Vaccine for Adults
Aug 17, 2021
We hit a milestone, as per CDC reports. Over 70% of adult US citizens have already got at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and half of the adult population has been fully vaccinated...
Know the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma
Aug 02, 2021
Asthma is a chronic condition characterized by the narrowing and inflammation of the airways with increased production of mucus. People with asthma will have difficulty breathing and shortness of breath...
ADHD - Everything You Need to Know
Jul 16, 2021
Children are often active, fidgety, and distracted. But, if they don’t grow out of these behaviors, they could be exhibiting signs of ADHD...
All About Flu Shots
Jun 19, 2021
Influenza or the flu is a highly contagious viral infection that attacks your respiratory system. It affects your nose, throat, and lungs and causes mild to severe symptoms...
What Is Frenotomy and How Is It Performed?
Jun 11, 2021
The lingual frenulum is a small binding tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of the mouth. In some cases, the lingual frenulum is too short and has to be modified...
COVID Vaccine for Children Is Under-researched and Not Approved
May 17, 2021
The world is still coming to terms with the aftermath of the global pandemic. While the fact that two-thirds of US citizens have been vaccinated with at least one dose brings relief, our children are still vulnerable...
COVID Vaccine For children Is Under-Researched And Not Approved: Here’s What’s To Expect
Apr 20, 2021
As of this writing, at least three popular COVID-19 vaccines are being administered to people who are over the age of 16...
Signs Your Child Might Have a Sleep Disorder
Mar 18, 2021
Children need at least 9 hours of sleep to develop and grow and to have enough energy. Lack of sleep can negatively affect a child’s personality and their participation in day-to-day activities...
Getting Your Child Ready for Allergy Season
May 22, 2020
As we are officially in spring, the days are longer, and the weather is getting much warmer. However, that also means that the allergy season is upon us. Allergies are a common occurrence, appearing every year...
Children’s Mental Health
Apr 15, 2020
When raising a child, it’s easy to recognize their physical needs. As a parent, you must provide your child with meals that offer them the nutrients their body needs to be healthy, clothes that properly fit them, a roof over their head...
National Doctor’s Day – March 30th
Mar 20, 2020
Nobody ever wants to get sick. It often puts us in a tricky situation, causing us to miss work or school. We are then forced to make up work, time, and money to bounce back from the time we lost while we were sick...
What is Frenotomy?
Feb 21, 2020
There are many conditions that newborns and infants may be stricken with. While some do have dangerous implications, many of these conditions are far from life-threatening and hardly have lasting effects on a child’s life...
Are Growing Pains Real?
Feb 10, 2020
Watching your child grow up from a tiny infant to an energetic preteen is one of the greatest things about being a parent. As they grow older, they begin to look more like you and your partner...
What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus
Jan 30, 2020
There are countless illnesses and viruses that the general public is more than aware of. They’re relatively common, which means that healthcare professionals have the means to treat and eliminate them when they do appear...
What to Expect When Getting Your Child’s Ears Pierced
Jan 16, 2020
Virtually every moment in a young child’s life is a meaningful one. From their first steps and words to their first day of school, parents love celebrating their child’s accomplishments or life milestones...
Keeping Your Child Healthy Throughout 2020
Jan 03, 2020
As a parent, it is your goal to strive to ensure that your child is healthy throughout the entire year. However, it can be quite difficult to make sure your child never gets sick or avoids all germs and illnesses...
Preparing Your Child for the New Year
Dec 29, 2019
We are only a few short days away from saying goodbye to 2019 and welcoming 2020 with open arms! Even though we still need to get through the holidays first, now is still the perfect time to get you and your family ready for the new year...
National Handwashing Awareness Week 2019
Dec 02, 2019
The end of the year is particularly busy for most families. After all, the bulk of the holiday season occurs in December. Many families are celebrating Christmas, and they also have New Year’s Eve to look forward to, as well...
The Benefits of Packing Your Child’s Lunch
Nov 20, 2019
As a parent, it’s your job to ensure that your child gets the right amount of nutrients their body requires daily. Unfortunately, you can only be present for breakfast and lunch on most days throughout the year...
How Cold Weather Affects Your Health
Nov 05, 2019
November is here, which means the holiday season is officially underway. While this time of year is loved by many because of the holidays and the chance to spend time with family...
The Importance of Flu Vaccines
Oct 22, 2019
As we continue towards the end of the year, the month of October is an important time for many families. It typically means that Fall is in full swing, bringing with it cooler weather and shorter days...
October is National Learning and Development Month
Oct 14, 2019
From the moment you are born, your body and mind are constantly growing, developing, and learning. As an infant and a young child, your ability to learn and retain information is much stronger and more efficient than it is when you get older...
What are Lice?
Sep 25, 2019
Lice, the plural form of a louse, are a common problem that children, especially those in elementary school, encounter. While they are a nuisance, they do not pose a danger to your children...
Children and Warts
Sep 12, 2019
Growing up, there is a common misconception that children will get warts if they touch frogs and toads. While this is far from the truth, children are indeed far more likely to get them than anyone else...
Understanding Teenage Acne
Aug 27, 2019
Virtually every teenager will experience acne in some form or another. While teenage acne is extremely common, it doesn’t make it any easier for the child to deal with it...
Back to School Tips for Parents
Aug 21, 2019
As school gets underway, parents and kids may be experiencing some added pressure and anxiety thanks to the new school year. The summer is a time of freedom and relaxation for children...
Sleep and Academic Performance
Aug 14, 2019
Over the summer months, many parents allowed their children to adopt irregular sleep habits, letting them stay up late or sleep in. While this was all well-intentioned, with school almost here, it’s time to get your child’s sleep back on track...
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Aug 07, 2019
With August upon us, many parents are in the middle of getting their children ready for the new school year. This includes getting them school supplies, getting their sports physicals, and much more...
When to Vaccinate Your Child
Jul 26, 2019
One of the main goals of being a parent is trying your best to ensure that your child lives a healthy and long life. One of the most pivotal steps in keeping your child healthy is vaccines...
Healthy Summer Snacks for Your Kids
Jul 15, 2019
We are officially in the middle of summer! As with many parents, you are more than likely prepping a lot more snacks than you normally would...
What is Dry Drowning?
Jul 10, 2019
The summer is full of fun activities for the whole family. Family vacations, camping, and trips to the beach all bring fun in the sun. However, one danger throughout the course of the summer is drowning...
Sleep Disorders in Children
Jul 04, 2019
In order for your child to be healthy and develop the necessary cognitive skills they need in life, they must get the proper amount of sleep. Unfortunately, there are many children in the U.S. that are gravely sleep deprived...
When to Take Your Sick Child to the Doctor
Jun 19, 2019
Being a parent is an extremely difficult job, but it also incredibly rewarding. Watching your little one grow up is one of the greatest things a parent can experience. Unfortunately, chances are your child will get sick from time to time...
How to Prep Your Child for Their First Doctor’s Visit
Jun 17, 2019
Many parents have gone through the meltdown their children have once they are told they are going to the doctor. For them, this is a brand-new experience that will bring fear and anxiety with it...
Food Allergies in Children
Jun 10, 2019
As many parents have come to find out, children are often very picky eaters. They like to pick and choose between foods even if they are healthy for them. However, there are some children that are forced to be picky with the foods they eat...
How to Recognize if Your Child has Asthma
Jun 03, 2019
Many parents make it their top priority to ensure that their child is healthy and taken care of. This means providing them with shelter, food, and treating them when they are sick...
7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active
May 25, 2019
Every parent knows how important being physically active is to the health of their child. Summer is a perfect time to get your kids out of the house and active...
How to Choose a Pediatrician
May 19, 2019
Whether you recently just had your baby, or you are expecting in the coming weeks or months, finding the right pediatrician to care for your child is an important decision...
What People Get Wrong About ADHD
May 14, 2019
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is an increasingly common condition among children in grade school. It can be recognized by a child’s inability to focus, constant fidgeting, excessive talking, and other symptoms...
What You Should Know About the 2019 Measles Outbreak
May 06, 2019
For several decades, measles has been carefully treated and prevented in the United States thanks entirely to the vaccinations of Americans. The disease was even declared eliminated in the U.S. in the year 2000...
Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical?
Apr 16, 2019
Every year, millions of young students across the country look forward to playing sports whenever school starts. Whether it be for football, volleyball, or basketball, most schools require their student-athletes to have a yearly sports physical...
The Importance of Vaccines
Apr 07, 2019
When it comes to protecting your children, parents will do just about anything. From car seats to baby gates, there have been plenty of inventions and innovations that allow you as parents to better keep their child safe...
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