Swim Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Swim Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise and a major component of many spring break trips and summer break fun. But parents should remember that swimming also comes with risk. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to protecting children from...

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How to Help Kids Embrace Mask-Wearing

How to Help Kids Embrace Mask-Wearing

Most children enjoy the chance to feel morally superior. Assign them to be the family mask monitors. By Perri Klass, M.D. What a beautiful thing is a face mask if it gives us back our world. With states in various stages of reopening, the challenge we face right now...

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Now Scheduling Sports Physicals

Now Scheduling Sports Physicals

by Joanna Storey, M.D. It’s an encouraging sign of community life returning to normal that area schools are beginning summer sports practices.  As a result, we’ve heard from many parents in our practice that their children are needing a sports physical. In the past,...

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An Update from the Offices of Children’s Medical Group

An Update from the Offices of Children’s Medical Group

After almost two months of living through a pandemic, we’ve all settled into some new routines.  Here’s what’s been going on at the offices of Children’s Medical Group:  We are open and continue to see patients for wellness and sick visits.  We are...

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Exercise is Medicine During a Pandemic

Exercise is Medicine During a Pandemic

By Joanna Storey, MD Back in February, as concerns were mounting in the U.S. about coronavirus, I started reading a new book by Judy Foreman, a nationally syndicated journalist who writes and speaks about health matters.  This book titled Exercise Is Medicine provides...

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Children’s Medical Group COVID-19 Update

Children’s Medical Group COVID-19 Update

As you are aware, the cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi continue to climb. We have some community spread in the metro area and we want to keep you up to date on our procedures in place to take care of our patients and families. We also hope to continue...

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Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19

Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19

All babies cry. Most babies cry a lot from two weeks to two months of age. Some cry more than others, and some cry longer than others. For many new parents, crying is one of the most stressful parts of coping with a newborn.  In some cases, extreme...

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Clinic Update from CMG Doctors

Clinic Update from CMG Doctors

To the patients and families of CMG: We wanted to give you an update on what we are doing at CMG to help keep our patients, families, and staff as safe as possible while striving to provide excellent care.  First, we are moving wellness visits (checkups) to the...

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Talking to your kids about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Talking to your kids about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Darren T. Scoggin, MD Children’s Medical Group Jackson, MS There is so much discussion on a constant basis about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that kids are sure to hear it mentioned at some time or another. Have your kids asked you what it is? How have you...

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Let’s talk about the Coronavirus!

Let’s talk about the Coronavirus!

written by Darren Scoggin, M.D. As you know, there is a new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which is circulating around the globe. Coronaviruses as a family of viruses are not new, and in fact, most adults have been exposed to a coronavirus in the past. Because...

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