• 18 AUG, 2022
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    Monkeypox: what you need to know

    Monkeypox: what you need to know

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak   Monkeypox has been a hot topic in the news over the past month. On July 23rd the WHO declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  The United States followed shortly thereafter declaring it a Public Health Emergency.  Some excellent general resources about Mokeypox can be found below and

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    • 27 AUG, 2020
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    Mental Health during the Pandemic

    Mental Health during the Pandemic

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak with Dr. Lauren Zohler There is another concerning epidemic on the rise since the onset of the Coronavirus.  Rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders are increasing rapidly in all age groups, including school-aged children and teens. As pediatricians, this epidemic is every bit as worrisome and serious as

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    • 06 MAR, 2020
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    MoCo Coronavirus

    MoCo Coronavirus

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak As most people know, there have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. We expected this. We (the state, county, and Potomac Pediatrics) have been preparing for this. We are here for you. This is a constantly evolving situation and we do not have all the answers.  We also

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