• 21 SEP, 2021
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    Suicide Awareness

    THIS IS NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH: TOGETHER LET’S MAKE IT ‘SUICIDE PREVENTION YEAR’ EVERY YEAR by Dr. Kim Burgess, Ph.D., Psychologist While it is National Suicide Awareness Month in the USA, suicide clearly takes an enormous toll on individuals, families, friends, and communities worldwide. Among adolescents, suicide has been the second leading cause of death

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    • 22 JUL, 2020
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    Managing summer (and quarantine) screen time

    Managing summer (and quarantine) screen time

    Me: “Tell me about how you have been spending your days during quarantine/summer” Child: “Ummmm…” Parent: [Biting their tongue] Me: “Let me guess… video games?” Child: “How do you know?!?” Me:  “How much are you playing?” Parent: [biting their tongue] Child: “I don’t know… maybe an hour or two.”  Parent: [Can’t hold it in any

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    • 03 JUN, 2020
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    General guidance on COVID-19 Re-openings and FAQs – June 3, 2020

    General guidance on COVID-19 Re-openings and FAQs – June 3, 2020

    Statement from the providers at Potomac Pediatrics, written by Dr. Joey Mechak General guidance on COVID-19 Reopenings June 3, 2020 As our community begins to reopen you may have mixed emotions.  You are probably excited and relieved at the idea of leaving your house or that life is on its way to returning to some

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    • 10 DEC, 2019
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    Will this cough ever go away?

    Will this cough ever go away?

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak Viral respiratory season is upon us.  This means lots of sniffles, sneezing, snot, and seemingly endless cough.  Cough can occur for a variety of reasons. Some scary, like asthma, pneumonia, and pertussis, but most during this time of year are either directly or indirectly related to one of these viral respiratory

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