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Telemedicine Update August 2021

The past 18 months have forced all of us to adopt new ways of connecting with our families and our communities. This has included Springdale-Mason Pediatrics introducing Telemedicine visits via an easy to use and HIPAA-compliant web platform. During the COVID pandemic, we have found this to be a safe and convenient way to continue [Read more…]

Is Your Child Sick? ™

There is a feature on our homepage that’s called “Is Your Child Sick? ™” This is a complete, understandable and reliable medical resource provided by Pediatric Web. One purpose is for a parent to use when screening for the need to “see the doctor”. Just pick from any of the three drop-down list in the [Read more…]

Immunization

Lower levels of immunization status has allowed measles to infest our country. In 1990 there were 27786 cases of measles in the USA with 64 deaths associated (>1 in 500). Comparing this to the statistics from the year 2000 on, there were a maximum of two deaths per year. From 2000 to 2013 there was [Read more…]

About Sleep

Sleep is a commonly discussed issue at pediatrician appointments. It all starts with our newborns and their ability to sleep so much, yet make us exhausted with the short period of their sleep cycles. This is usually followed by several years of struggle to get them in bed and middle of the night requests, bad [Read more…]

Masculinity

Joe Leanza, MD It’s time for a revolution in masculinity. Men and boys can be caring, giving and social. However, apart from these good qualities, there are aggressive behaviors and bullying tendencies that go along with the idea of “masculinity.” I hear about some problems with dominant men in the news and recently saw a [Read more…]

Halloween Safety

Halloween is coming soon! Be aware of the safety recommendations from the AAP and prepared for any dangers…Learn More.

Immunization

Unfortunately, our country is becoming more dangerous due to the increase in preventable diseases. Lower levels of immunization status has allowed measles to reinfest our country. In 1990 there were 27786 cases of measles in the USA with 64 deaths associated. Comparing this to the statistics from the year 2000 on, there were a maximum [Read more…]

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) and Conjunctivitis

The following are tips about environmental allergies in children from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Hay fever is defined as chronic or repeated cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two or develop around the same time every year. Symptoms could include itchy and runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, throat clearing and [Read more…]

Safe Fun In The Sun

Did you know that 80% of your lifetime exposure to the sun occurs before age 20 and only one blistering sunburn in childhood is one of the major risk factors for developing melanoma. All tanning is damaging to the skin and there is no such thing as a “base tan” without skin damage. Actually, the [Read more…]

Dr. Golden Welcome

It is with great excitement that we announce the hiring of our new physician, Shannon Golden, MD Shannon comes to us from Dayton Children’s Hospital and has ample ability to support and help families through their developmental years.  She wants to use her knowledge to build a practice here and direct the families in our [Read more…]