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New Baby at Home? Follow These Tips for a Good Start!

The time after birth is fun and full of surprises, but it can also be hectic and overwhelming. Mary’s Center Pediatrician Dr. Jessica Schroeder has advice on what to expect and how to keep your baby safe and healthy. Taking Care of your Ba...

How to Prevent Child Abuse in a Pandemic

By Carlos Merchan, Home Visiting Program Manager, and Felix Hernandez, Advocacy and Fatherhood Supervisor As adults, we have a lot of responsibilities, and that can be overwhelming even when we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic. Unders...

Children’s Health from Head to Toe

There’s nothing Dr. Sandra Kim loves more than seeing a child hop out of the dental chair with a big smile on their face after their appointment. Dr. Sandra Kim Dr. Kim is one of our dentists here at Mary’s Center, and for her, it’s not jus...

Flu Vaccine: Your Best Shot at Staying Healthy

Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath – the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 can be hard to differentiate, but these are two distinct illnesses. That means you could contract both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and getting one do...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: 7 Tips to Support Your Child’s Growth

By Maiyu Fernandez MPH, RDN, LN, Director of Nutrition, and Joyce Adams, Nutrition Intern Childhood obesity continues to sharply rise all around the globe; 13.7 million children in the United States are affected by obesity. Although the preval...

Preparing Your Teen for a Virtual School Year

The transition from summer vacation back to school is never easy for families, and this year poses new challenges with most schools in the DC region starting off virtually. Luckily, Mary’s Center expert Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, is here to he...

Vaccinations Save Lives: Is Your Child Up To Date?

One of the simplest ways to protect the health of our children is ensuring they receive all recommended vaccines. Because of the pandemic over the past few months, many children across the country have fallen behind on their vaccine schedules. Fo...

A Daughter’s Determination

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer “The new Melhek that goes to college wants to take her degree and build healthier communities back in Ethiopia. That’s my goal – to take Mary’s Center’s model and change lives in my homeland. I want to e...

We All Have a Role to Play in Preventing Youth Suicide

By Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, Senior Clinical Manager of School Based Mental Health When a young person has a headache or stomachache, they typically don’t hesitate to let someone know they are in distress and need help. Unfortunately, youth a...

Flu Shot: Know before you say “No”

By: Dr. Dana Mueller, Director of Adult and Family Medicine. As a primary care doctor, I recommend almost all my patients get vaccinated against Influenza (or Flu). Young, old, pregnant, healthy, or chronically ill – ev...