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  • Why Immunizations Are Important
    To keep your child healthy and happy this involves making sure that they eat the right foods, exercise regularly and get quality sleep. Of course, visiting your pediatrician for routine Read more
  • Treating Warts
    Warts are common, benign bumps that develop on the skin as a result of a viral infection known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are pretty common in children and Read more
  • Getting a Hearing Screening for Your Child
    As soon as your baby is born but before they leave the hospital, they will need to undergo a hearing screening (most hospitals perform a hearing screening but it’s also Read more
  • Treating Your Child's Allergies
    Sneezing. Watery eyes. Stuffy nose. These could just be symptoms of a cold or these could be signs that your child has allergies. If you notice that your child’s symptoms Read more
  • Signs of Strep Throat
    It's important to be able to spot the differences between a regular sore throat or viral infection and strep throat. Anyone can get strep throat, but it is most common Read more
  • Diabetes and Your Child
    With the rise of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children in the US, it’s now more important than ever for both parents and children Read more
  • Managing Your Child's Asthma
    While there is no cure for asthma, there are ways to manage your child’s asthma symptoms and to reduce the risk for a flare-up. Of course, to be able to Read more
  • Treating Your Child's Ear Infection
    An ear infection is one of the most common infections that children have to deal with. In fact, most children will experience at least one ear infection by the time Read more
  • TONIGHT: ScreenTime Special: Diane Sawyer Reporting feat. Michael Rich (8-10 PM)!
    Boston Children’s Hospital’s “Mediatrician”, Dr. Michael Rich, will be featured in an upcoming Diane Sawyer television event documenting the impact of screen time, technology and social media on families across Read more
  • Poison Ivy!
    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac commonly cause skin rashes in children during the spring. An allergic reaction to the oil in these plants produces the rash. The rash Read more
  • Is your sleep working for you?
    Several families choose to seek behavioral health consultation to discuss sleeping arrangements with young children, older children and even sometimes with adolescents. I typically start these conversations by asking the Read more
  • Help Your Teenager Get Out of Difficult Situations
    A simple idea to help your teenager. Adolescence has always been a complicated time of life. As adults, we want to educate our teenagers to set healthy boundaries for themselves and Read more
  • Help Parents Navigate Giving Their Teens and Pre-Teens Cell Phones
    Thinking about getting your child a phone? A cell phone contract is something to consider. Deciding whether to get your pre-teen or teenager a cell phone is a personal decision for Read more
  • Asthma and Allergy Environmental Control Measures
    Did you know a significant amount of doctor visits for asthma could be prevented by simply addressing home environmental controls?One example is making sure your air ducts are clean and Read more
  • A Word From Our Counselor – Transitioning Back to School
    Transitioning back to school may seem like a simple task but for many children, it is fraught with anxiety and difficulty. This affects not only the youngest of children in Read more
    Dear Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics Families, Three towns we have worked with to ban or restrict flavored vape products including mint and menthol are being sued by Cumberland Farms. They are Walpole, Sharon, Read more

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