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    • 09 MAY 19
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    A Good Night’s Sleep: Tips for School-Aged Children and Adolescents

    A Good Night’s Sleep: Tips for School-Aged Children and Adolescents

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak There are few things more important to your child’s health than a good night’s sleep. Sleep duration, sleep quality, and sleep environment all play a vital role in your child’s mental and physical health.  Poor sleep has been linked to thing like behavior problems, anger, depression, anxiety, inattentiveness, hyperactivity, headaches, poor

    • 19 APR 19
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    The Latest Information on Measles Outbreaks

    The Latest Information on Measles Outbreaks

    By: Dr. Heather Davies and Dr. Joey Mechak Measles has been a hot topic in 2019. So far, in 2019 there have been 555 confirmed cases of Measles in the United States including three confirmed cases in Maryland. We have received lots of phone calls about measles and wanted to provide you with some basic

    • 12 APR 19
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    Our Statement on the “Rock n’ Play”

    Our Statement on the “Rock n’ Play”

    By: Dr. Joey Mechak (with support from all providers at Potomac Pediatrics); Photo credit: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n’ Play Sleeper  PHOTO: AMAZON   Last week a report was released linking 32 infant deaths to the popular Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play. In response, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released the following statements: “The American Academy

    • 04 APR 19
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    Not all red eyes are ‘Pink Eye’

    Not all red eyes are ‘Pink Eye’

    By: Dr. Joey Mechak A common concern from parents and seemingly one of the biggest fears for daycares in Montgomery County is ‘Pink Eye.’ We get tons of calls and visits each year for eye discharge, goopy eyes, red eyes, swollen eyes, or ‘daycare says my child has ‘Pink Eye’ eyes. I am here to