• 27 AUG, 2021
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    7 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

    7 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   For many kids, it has been almost a year and a half since they were physically in the classroom.  The transition back to school after summer break can be a challenge under the best circumstances… which these are not.  We hope that you and your children are as ready as

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    • 09 MAY, 2019
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    A Good Night's Sleep: Tips for School-Aged Children and Adolescents

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak There are few things more important to your child’s health than a good night’s sleep. Sleep duration, sleep quality, and sleep environment all play a vital role in your child’s mental and physical health.  Poor sleep has been linked to thing like behavior problems, anger, depression, anxiety, inattentiveness, hyperactivity, headaches, poor

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    • 12 APR, 2019
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    Our Statement on the "Rock n' Play"

    By: Dr. Joey Mechak (with support from all providers at Potomac Pediatrics); Photo credit: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n’ Play Sleeper  PHOTO: AMAZON   Last week a report was released linking 32 infant deaths to the popular Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play. In response, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released the following statements: “The American Academy

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