Blog Archive

What's the Deal with Heavy Metals and Baby Food? Feb 14th, 2021

On February 4, 2021 a congressional report identified that baby foods from leading manufacturers contained levels of heavy metals that exceeded what experts say are permissible.  These metals included arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Heavy metal exposure can be harmful to brain development and has been linked to problems with...

Having a Baby during the COVID-19 Pandemic Oct 1st, 2020

The information provided is current to the time this post was written. MPI is continuing to closely follow all relevant information, scientific studies, and recommendations to help provide you with accurate, up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic. My Personal Experience As a pediatrician, I was nervous to have a baby...

Considerations for the upcoming school year during the COVID-19 pandemic Jul 22nd, 2020

We recognize that everyone is struggling with the decision of what to do about school this fall. Many schools are offering options such as full in-person schooling, full online learning, or a hybrid approach. It is important to note that there is no single best answer nor one answer that...

How Do We Safely Send Our Kids Back to School? Jul 2nd, 2020

  The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.  Children comprise approximately 24% of population and account for approximately 2% of COVID cases. There are patients that develop complications and MIS-C but overall...

Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids - What You Need to Know May 26th, 2020

You may have seen news of a new inflammatory disorder in children, related to COVID-19 infection.  This new entity is called Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder in Children (MIS-C for short).  The condition is still rare when looking at the entire pediatric population; however, we want to keep you aware of what...

Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19 Mar 19th, 2020

Talking to Your Children About Coronavirus Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP               Emotions are running high.  Schools are closed. People are working from home and uncertainty about the next few days and weeks is at an all time high.  As adults, many of us are feeling the stress that comes...

Cornering Coronavirus Mar 12th, 2020

Dear Families, As many of you are now aware, a novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19 is present in the US and now in Ohio. We want to assure you that Montgomery Pediatrics is closely monitoring information through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of...