Abdow Friendship Pediatrics
Victor P Abdow, MD
Azra Jagani, M.D.
Amita DeSouza, M.D.
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What Every Parent Should Know About the Surge in RSV, Prevention, and Treatment
Dec 02, 2023
Respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV, normally produces mild cold-type symptoms. Currently, it’s surging in the United States and younger children may be more at risk. Here’s what every parent should know about this respiratory infection.
A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Depression
Nov 01, 2023
While moodiness in teens can be something of a stereotype, adolescent depression is a real and sometimes serious mental health condition. Though similar to what adults experience, the symptoms of teen depression aren’t always the same.
7 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy This Cold and Flu Season
Oct 01, 2023
The new school year is in swing, which means cold and flu season is on the way. Keeping your family healthy is always a battle, and never more so than when the colder months arrive. Here are seven ways you can reduce this winter’s sick days.
8 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Child's Screen Time (and Why It Matters)
Sep 01, 2023
A growing challenge since the arrival of television is the amount of screen time in a child’s life. Video games and smartphones push the trend into overdrive. As a parent, it’s important for you to take charge of your child’s screen time.
Living with ADHD: How to Help Your Child Thrive
Aug 01, 2023
A diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t a barrier to your child and their development. It’s more of a cue sheet, a guideline for a different approach to growth and learning under which they can thrive.
Is Persistent Acne Just Part of Puberty?
Jul 01, 2023
While the teen years are prime time for persistent acne, not everyone suffers to the same degree. Some teens have an occasional pimple, while others endure repeated and overlapping outbreaks. The reason for the spread isn’t fully understood.
Debunking Common Myths About Routine Childhood Immunizations
Jun 01, 2023
The idea that childhood immunizations carry health risks for your child is simply not true, yet myths persist even though vaccines are one of the greatest advances in public health, extending the lifespan of millions.
Adolescent Stress and Anxiety: What Parents Need to Know
Apr 30, 2023
While stress and anxiety are a common and shared part of the human experience, these issues can overwhelm an adolescent, leading to some of the negative behaviors associated with the teen years. Here’s what parents need to know.
Our Top Tips to Help Your Child Nip Those Springtime Allergies in the Bud
Apr 01, 2023
It’s time for seasonal allergies to ramp up again. As a parent, it’s natural to want to do what you can to ease the allergy burden on your child. Here are our top tips to help your young one get past the symptoms of springtime.
What Should My Newborn's Sleep Habits Be?
Mar 02, 2023
If, as a parent, you have trouble recognizing patterns in your newborn’s sleep schedule, you’re not alone. Every baby seems to “try on” several sleep/wake cycles before settling into a normal routine that’s likely tied to their developing tummies.
My Child Needs to Lose Weight: How Can I Help?
Feb 03, 2023
While weight tends to vary as a child grows, some kids remain near the top of the body mass index. As a parent, you can help by monitoring your child’s diet and activity levels, as well as working with their pediatrician to rule out other issues.
How Much Screen Time for Kids is Too Much?
Jan 20, 2023
Parenting has never been easy. But the invasion of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and video games, has made the job more complicated than ever. Read on to learn how to manage electronic influences in your child’s life.
Should I Take My Sick Child to the ER or Call After-Hours Care?
Dec 01, 2022
When your child is sick, it’s natural to react based on worst-case scenarios, particularly if illness strikes outside of your pediatrician’s office hours. For your peace of mind, choose a practice with a robust, 24/7 after-hours care service.
What's Included in Newborn Care?
Nov 04, 2022
Your child’s medical care starts the moment they’re born. While there’s plenty of hospital care, a visit to your pediatrician within days of birth ensures a smooth transition into home life. Here’s what you can expect for your new baby.
Book Your Back-to-School Sports Physicals Now
Oct 12, 2022
Along with all the other items on your child’s back-to-school prep list, schedule an appointment for a sports physical. Chances are it’s a routine exam that reveals no health issues, but it’s often a requirement for sports participation.
What Happens at a Well Child Visit?
Sep 09, 2022
Many children visit the pediatrician more often when they’re well than when they’re sick. Well child visits are preventive, checking on your child’s health and development to assure they stay well and on track for their age.
Signs Your Child Could Be Suffering from ADHD
Aug 08, 2022
Diagnosing ADHD can be difficult, but if your child is suffering from this condition, the right help can make a world of difference. Learn more about the signs that can help you obtain the professional care your child needs.
Abdow Friendship Pediatrics
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Address: 11125 Rockville Pike, Suite 307, Rockville , MD 20852
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