Here are a few tips about how to handle Halloween during COVID-19:Halloween...I was going to give a very scientific explanation about the risks associated with Fall/Halloween activities. But then my “human” side weighed in. So I would say this is an opinion piece from a mom who loves the holidays but who’s also an epidemiologist [...]
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Our Memorial office is moving this weekend to a larger, brand new suite!! We will be located at suite 525 of the 5th floor of our same building. Therefore, will be closed this Saturday, Sept 5th. Our Urgent Care Saturday Clinic will be back open on Sept. 12th. Thank you for your understanding. [...]
The following is an epidemiologist’s summary of the 8/21/20 CDC report on Rhode Island daycare COVID transmission. Punchline: if you follow strict guidelines, daycares can operate with minimal spread. On June 1, Rhode Island opened up daycares with strict guidelines. As of July 31, 666 of 891 (75%) programs were approved to reopen, with [...]
Dear Blue Fish Woodlands families, Due to ongoing construction, parking is limited for all patients needing access to Medical Plaza 2 (MP2), where our suite is located. If you are parking on Level Two or above in Garage 2, you may have to use the stairs as the parking garage elevators are not running at [...]
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin condition that causes raised, round, smooth-surfaced bumps on the skin. They look like thick-walled pimples. The bumps, called molluscum, are usually found on just one area of the body. The bumps have a waxy or skin-colored surface, may have a dimple in the center, are firm (there is [...]
Dr. Peter Jung recently wrote a blog post about returning to school this fall: http://peterjung.blogspot.com/2020/07/post-50-school-reopening-during-covid.html
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the Newborn What is it? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and mononucleosis. More than half of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. It is spread through close contact with another person’s body fluids. In an [...]
Blue Fish Pediatrics supports the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in regards to children returning to school this fall. This article summarizes the AAP recommendation for returning to school: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Return-to-School-During-COVID-19.aspx This article is the full AAP recommendation: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/
We are excited to announce that Dr. Brian Townsend has joined our Blue Fish Fairfield practice! He is accepting new patients now and he will begin seeing patients on August 3, 2020. If you would like to find out more about Dr. Townsend, please visit his bio page here. Blue Fish Pediatrics Fairfield 27700 [...]