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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Tips for Getting Children with Special Needs Vaccinated

Whether it’s childhood immunizations or vaccinations for the flu or COVID-19, getting a vaccine is an anxiety-causing process for many children.  If your child has special needs or a complex medical condition, getting vaccinations can be more stressful for both you and your child. 
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The Importance and Safety of Childhood Vaccinations

As a parent or guardian, it’s our responsibility to provide safe care for our children and asking questions and getting the facts from credible sources are part of that responsibility.
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Benefits of Breastfeeding for You and Your Baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for about six months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”
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Mental Health and Your Child

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Unfortunately, children in the United States are currently facing a mental health crisis.
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What Immunizations Does Your Family Need?

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so let’s review vaccines recommended throughout our lifetimes.
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How Telehealth Can Help You Help Your Child

A March 2021 survey found that 61% of respondents had used telehealth vs. less than 20% in March 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic created a need for a safe way to visit with a medical provider
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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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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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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...