• 30 JUN, 2021
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    Myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines

    Myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   The COVID-19 vaccines are the most closely monitored immunizations in history.  The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a program that collects and analyzes side effect data for all immunizations in the United States, including all of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. Through this program, rare side effects like allergic

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    • 14 MAY, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years and older

    COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years and older

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was recently given Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA and approved for use by the CDC for children 12 years and older.  We fully, enthusiastically, and emphatically agree with this decision and recommend that all of our patients 12 years and older sign-up to get their COVID-19 vaccine.   We have been

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    • 31 MAR, 2021
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    Is it allergies or COVID?

    Is it allergies or COVID?

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   Each year Spring marks the end of the viral respiratory season and the start of allergy season. During this time of year it can be very difficult to determine if sniffles are from a virus or from environmental allergies. This year, the importance of this distinction is amplified with the

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    • 11 MAR, 2021
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    How to Support Your Child During Virtual or In Person Learning Transitions

    How to Support Your Child During Virtual or In Person Learning Transitions

    By: Fiorella Rosen, LCSW-C Here comes another change! As Montgomery County schools prepare to re-open for in-person learning in the coming weeks, families prepare for yet another transition. We all know that transitions can be hard, especially for kids, and after a solid year of non-stop unpredictability, even one which might approximate a much anticipated

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