• 13 MAY, 2022
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    Pediatrics Prevention and Treatment Options for COVID-19

    Pediatrics Prevention and Treatment Options for COVID-19

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD and Emily Atwood, MD Options for COVID-19 treatments and prevention have expanded over the past few months.  As more options are available, it can be difficult to understand and navigate the different options.  Below is a quick summary of what is available, who should be considered for treatment, and what may

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    • 02 MAR, 2022
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    Updated CDC COVID Guidance

    Updated CDC COVID Guidance

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD On February 25, 2022 the CDC made its most recent and most significant change to its mask and COVID mitigation guidance. In short, the CDC is shifting from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to a tiered approach based on community transmission levels and hospitalization rates.  The full guidance can be

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    • 26 JAN, 2022
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    Re-post: Mental Health and the Pandemic

    Re-post: Mental Health and the Pandemic

    By Dr. Joseph Mechak and Dr. Lauren Zohler   This month’s blog is a re-post from August 2020 about mental health and the pandemic.  We are posting it again because mental health remains a huge concern for our patients and it is a priority for pediatricians everywhere.  We are over 2-years into the pandemic and

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    • 03 DEC, 2021
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    Updated Guidance on Vaccines and Boosters

    Updated Guidance on Vaccines and Boosters

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD with Emily Atwood, MD   Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5-11 years old On November 2nd, 2021 the CDC and FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the 2-dose Pfizer COVID vaccine for all children aged 5-11 years old.  Dr. Atwood and I hosted a Facebook live about why the FDA, CDC,

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