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Keeping Kids Safe On-line

How can I keep my kids safe online?!  Viral challenges like the “momo challenge” that surfaced recently are only one of the many dangers that face our young, impressionable children.
Posted: 3/15/2019 9:08:59 AM by Lee Ann Willwerth

What Parents Need to Know About Vaping

How do we discourage vaping and educate teens and their parents on the dangers of e-cigarette use in what the FDA is calling an epidemic. 
Posted: 9/6/2018 9:21:18 AM by Amie Mcculloch

"Let's Just Google It"

In a time when we rely on "Google" to answer almost any and all questions that come up on a given day, more people are turning to the internet for medical advice.
Posted: 6/6/2018 11:05:39 AM by Amie Mcculloch

Should Young Children Play Tackle Football?

As the calendar changes to December the fall sports season comes to an end. This past fall was particularly busy in our practice, seeing a large number of patients with concussive brain injuries. Although there were soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cheerleading athletes with concussive injuries, the vast majority of patients with concussions were football players ranging in age from an 8 year old Pop Warner athlete to a 20 year old college football player. Brain trauma at any age is serious, but what is becoming an increasing concern with football in particular, are the multiple repetitive sub-concussive head impacts that occur throughout a tackle football game.
Posted: 12/15/2017 10:25:43 AM by Amie Mcculloch

PAGS Patient Care – Taking Two Steps Forward

In 2006, Pediatric Associates of Greater Salem (PAGS) took a huge step and transitioned from paper charts to an electronic medical record. Bright -eyed and bushy tailed, we immersed ourselves to learn the system and improve efficiency and care and our patients overwhelmingly liked the changes.
Posted: 10/18/2017 8:39:14 AM by Amie Mcculloch

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