News Category: Pediatrics

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COVID-19 Omicron Variant: What parents should know about sending kids back to school

By Dr. Damitra Ramos-Patel The COVID-19 Omicron variant is more contagious than previous strains. In Houston, pediatric COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are increasing, especially in children under the age of 5. Vaccines are designed to decrease the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.  What are pediatricians seeing in sick children? We are seeing a…

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Returning to School during COVID-19

Dr. Rayanne House, Memorial City Pediatrician Sending your little ones back to school amid the dangers of the delta variant of the coronavirus can be daunting and stressful. One thing that remains consistent is the American Academy of Pediatrics stance on the importance of in-person learning to a child’s mental, emotional and academic development. The…

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