Your Child’s Health

Articles written by our DMG providers to help you manage the health of you and your family.

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Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

March is Developmental Disabilities Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has experienced an increase in children with developmental disabilities. 
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COVID-19 and Kids’ Mental Health

Adolescents and young adults may try to hide their struggles because of fear, shame, or a sense of responsibility to avoid burdening others. Younger children may not know how to talk about these feelings
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Healthy Weight, Diabetes and Your Child

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than seven million of those people are undiagnosed. 
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Supporting Your Kids through Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of peace, love, joy, and family, but it’s also a time where schedules are irregular, routines are disrupted, meals are heavier, and sugar abounds. 
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What Is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapists provide services for children with developmental disabilities from birth to 21 years-old; in addition, the team provides support and education to the patient’s family. 
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Newborn Screenings: What You Need to Know

Did you know September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month?  Newborn screening allows identification and treatment of a disease before symptoms even emerge.
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DMG Children’s Rehabilitative Services Extends Hours to Saturdays

We are excited to announce that in an effort to better serve our patients, DMG CRS is extending its hours of operation. Effective August 1, 2020, DMG CRS will be open Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
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We’re Here for You…Safely

As part of the District Medical Group (DMG) family, we want to ensure you know we are here for you. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, DMG locations across the Valley have remained open to support the health of our patients.
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Three Tips for Parents of Children with Differences

As a parent of a child with health, developmental and/or behavioral differences, you become more than a parent- you are an advocate, a champion and your child’s loudest voice. Here’s three tips to help you and your child’s health and quality of life. And, never forget that your child’s care team at DMG Children’s Rehabilitative Services is here to support you every step of the way.
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District Medical Group Children’s Rehabilitative Services Adds Providers to Serve More Children with Complex Medical Needs

District Medical Group Children’s Rehabilitative Services announced the addition of two pediatric specialty physicians serving patients at its multi-specialty interdisciplinary clinic (MSIC). DMG CRS has been the exclusive medical home for AHCCCS Complete Care patients since 2012.
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Innovative use of EMR helps identify more Make-A-Wish kids

Make-A-Wish Arizona, the local chapter of the international wish-granting organization, and District Medical Group(DMG) are piloting a unique referral process to increase life-changing wish opportunities...
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Ask a Doc: Do your kids need sunscreen if they’re in the shade?

You may think you’ve got it made in the shade, but you can still be hit by harmful UV rays that bounce off the sand, sidewalk, pool or ocean. They can even bounce off grass...
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Engaging Children with Spina Bifida for Increased Mobility

SCOOOT provides an early experience of independence for kids with mobility challenges. It frees them to explore their home, play, chase and race friends and siblings without any help...
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Make-A-Wish Arizona and District Medical Group to increase wishes for kids

The “Medical Champions” program was created by DMG using their electronic medical records (EMR) system to better identify and track children with critical illnesses who would qualify for a wish experience...
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Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) Physical Therapy Department Spotlight

Pediatric physical therapy benefits children and their families/caregivers by promoting activity and participation in everyday routines, increasing functional independence, improving strength and endurance...
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A Spotlight on DMG Pediatrics

DMG Pediatrics is a strong partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and MIHS in training resident physicians, and for many years it has been known as the PCH/MMC Pediatric Residency Program...