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Kids & Anxiety: What Is Normal and When to Talk With a Doctor

Everyone has experienced anxiety in the last several years. That includes kids. It was painful to stay indoors, not be able to go to school or participate in after-school activities, and have limited time with friends. You can’t turn those feelings off with a switch. Now that the pandemic and its restrictions are behind us,

Your Guide To Raising Healthy Active Kids

Have kids? If so, you know how our culture and the internet can interfere with parental guidance. They would much rather pay attention to “so-called” experts on Tiktok than listen to their parents. The good news is that you can counter almost everything the world puts in front of your kids. It takes patience and

Spring Health & Safety Guide for Parents

Spring is here! The time of year when kids are chomping at the bit to get outside. After being cloistered in the house for months and only allowed outside for brief periods, now they are looking forward to spending hours outside in the Spring weather. With all that future fun on the horizon, it might

How Your Child Can Handle Asthma Flare-Ups At School

A parent with a child who has asthma understands how much communication there must be between you, your child, and their school. If your child is old enough, they should know how to use his or her inhaler, when to use it, and when to ask for help. Younger children need a bit more intervention,

Screen Time: How Much Time Is Too Much For Kids?

Televisions, smartphones, computers, and tablets are all devices both adults and children use for information, entertainment, and social interaction. As with most modern conveniences, it is best to use them in moderation. Unfortunately, many kids (and adults) spend too much time looking at screens. How much screen time is too much for kids?

A Guide To Treating Your Child’s Fever

A fever in children is quite common, and it’s not necessarily dangerous in most cases. A fever is considered 100.4 or higher, and it’s the body’s way of providing a defense from viruses or bacteria. To treat or not to treat and how is the question. Keep reading to learn a guide to treating your

RSV In Children: What Parents Should Know

RSV is the acronym for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and it usually peaks from November through March. It is an especially dangerous virus for children younger than two years old and seniors. If you have a young child and especially one that was born premature, pay attention to the following information. RSV in children: what parents

How Can I Help My Child Make Friends At School?

Some children seem to be born gregarious. They happily enter into any group or conversation. They are swift to join teams, and they love having lots of friends over. However, other kids are more shy, unassuming, and just don’t have the same social skills. If you are worried that your child is not interacting with

2022-2023 Flu Season: Preparing Your Family

To be clear, the CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot this year. The most vulnerable are seniors over age 65 and young children with respiratory issues like asthma and illness which lowers immunity. There is more to understand about the 2022-2023 flu season: preparing your family.

COVID & Flu Vaccines

COVID Vaccine at Genesis Pediatrics (6 months through 5 years): We are scheduling appointments for COVID vaccine as Nurse visits. Please call the office to schedule: 585-426-4100. Questions about the vaccine can be addressed by your provider by scheduling a vaccine counseling visit (via Telemedicine or in-office) for a discussion. Influenza Vaccine: We are now