• A Parents Guide to Juuling/Vaping/e-cigs

    A Parents Guide to Juuling/Vaping/e-cigs

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   Vaping (also known as Juuling or e-cigs) is a growing concern in the adolescent population.  It has been in the news a lot lately due to serious illness and several deaths linked to these devices. We are concerned about the growing popularity of these devices.  We think it is important

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  • When It’s Time to Change, The D’s Edition: Diarrhea Do’s & Don’t’s and Diaper Rash

    When It’s Time to Change, The D’s Edition: Diarrhea Do’s & Don’t’s and Diaper Rash

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Sometimes baby’s stools are on the other end of the spectrum and come out much looser than usual. Most often this is the result of a virus.  Avoid Dehydration The most important thing you can do is make sure your baby remains well hydrated because they lose a lot of extra

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  • Farewell Dr. Hari Sachs

    With many mixed emotions, we announce that today, September 29, 2019, our beloved friend and colleague, Hari Sachs, MD, is retiring. Dr. Sachs joined Potomac Pediatrics as a part-time provider in 2002.  At the same time, she was working full time at the FDA heading up a program to evaluate the safety of medications in

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  • Stress and Climate Change

    Stress and Climate Change

    By Kim Burgess, Ph.D. Pediatric Psychology Center In a recent national survey, two-thirds of Americans report that they worry about climate change, yet two-thirds report that they ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ talk about it with family & friends. I’ve recently been asked whether or how we talk about it with children.  YES, we should have conversations

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