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For Parents

Get Poked: Flu Season Is Here

October is the first month of flu season, that wonderful germ-filled time that stretches until May, but peaks between December and February here in Maryland. Pass us a Kleenex, please. So far, more than a dozen cases have been reported in the state, says Darcy McCarty, a senior practice manager …

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Is Your Child Afraid of the Doctor? Five ways to ease their fears

While children’s reactions to the doctors can vary depending on age and temperament, the doctor’s office can be an unfamiliar, stressful and scary place for a young child. During the toddler and preschool years, healthcare visits are more frequent with regular well visits and preventative care such as vaccinations and …

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Autism Myths & Truths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as “a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave and learn in different ways.” About one in 59 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum …

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