Trauma and Racism

Now, with the complete upheaval of our lives by COVID19, most families can quickly identify how trauma affects so many parts of our health and well-being.  From sleep disturbances to mental health disorders and trouble with focus and attention, it is easy to identify many of these changes in our children now.  As pediatricians, we

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Quaranteenagers: An Opportunity for Growth

     Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can cause fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, changes in sleep or eating patterns, and worsening of mental health conditions among others.  You may feel sadness, frustration, irritation, anger, loneliness and other uncomfortable emotions. You many experience difficulty with attention and

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Office Visits Under Stay At Home Orders

To our dear Pediatric Associates families, Your safety while delivering expert care remains our number one priority during these challenging times.  While the guidelines continue to evolve as COVID19 infections increase in our community, visits to see a physician are still considered essential under the strictest government orders.  While we are offering telemedicine appointments for

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Check Ups During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of you may have seen that UVA is rescheduling many of its patients’ ambulatory office visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   At Pediatric Associates, we have a fortunate situation that is very controlled and allows us to see well visits without any waiting in completely separate locations from our sick patients.  We still feel

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Parenting Tips for COVID19

Parenting Tips for COVID-19 What to Know The evolving news about the outbreak of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is unsettling for us all.  It is natural that our children are also going to have questions and concerns. Take the time to talk to your children and answer their questions honestly,  Help them identify the emotions they

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