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    • 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

    • 20 MAR 19
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    Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

    Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

    by Michelle Place, CRNP-P Ever since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics instituted the “Back to Sleep” campaign, the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has dropped dramatically. In this same time period, however, there has been a huge increase in babies developing flat heads. They are also rolling over, sitting up and starting

    • 07 MAR 19
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    Which Cough “Medicine” is Best?

    Which Cough “Medicine” is Best?

    By: Dr. Mechak HINT: It’s probably not the one you think…  In fact; the best, safest, and ONLY cough medicine that we recommend for our patients is not a medicine at all. You will find it in the baking aisle instead of the medicine aisle, and it’s made by good ol’ mother nature… and her