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6/20/2022 • Posted by Dr. Lisa Moreno, Pediatrician and Medical Director at Fidelis Care • in Children's Health, Health and Wellness, In The Community
June is Child Vision Awareness Month. Taking care of a child’s vision is important for learning and social development. Here are some recommendations and tips for what to expect for your child’s first eye exam.
6/10/2022 • Posted by Dr. Darius A. Paduch, MD, PhD, Northwell Health • in Health and Wellness, In The Community
June is National Men’s Health Month, and as we get ready to get back into our swim shorts and T-shirts – and spend time with our families – many of us will be upgrading our waist size by one or two inches. More than 50% of adults gained weight over last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a significant increase in the number of adolescent males who became obese.
6/3/2022 • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Health and Wellness, In The Community
The treatment of individuals with “mental illness and addiction” is really the treatment of individuals with hopes and dreams, families and jobs, foibles and successes, unbelievable hardships, and moments of grace.
6/2/2022 • Posted by Dr. Moataz El Refaie, Medical Director, Behavioral Health & Dr. Patrice Reives-Bright, Senior Medical Director, Behavioral Health • in In The Community
The impact of mass violence, like the tragic shootings in Buffalo and Texas, which were fueled by hatred and anger, can feel overwhelming and lead to hopelessness. Common reactions from children and adolescents can include behavioral changes, anxiety, intense engagement on social media, substance abuse, and mood changes.
6/1/2022 • Posted by Steve Materetsky, Pediatrician and Medical Director at Fidelis Care • in Children's Health, Health and Wellness, In The Community
Saying someone has ‘pink eye’ is less of a diagnosis and more of a symptom. A red eye can be caused by numerous things in children. The three main causes of a ‘pink eye’ are bacterial, viral, and allergic.
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