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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Healthy Soups

Healthy Soups

January is National Soup Month, and to celebrate Dr. Phillippi shared some of her favorite healthy soup recipes that are perfect for family dinners. See below for the recipes: White Bean Chili 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into strips2 Tbsp oil1...

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Telehealth? Think twice.

Telehealth? Think twice.

Darren T. Scoggin, MD Children’s Medical Group Jackson, MS Recently you may have seen some advertisements from insurers or other companies offering “telehealth” visits by phone for minor medical complaints. Some diagnoses that these companies offer to treat include...

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Increasing Physical Activity in Teenagers

Increasing Physical Activity in Teenagers

Extracurricular activities play an important role in the physical, mental and emotional growth of teenagers.  As they grow into adolescence, kids usually gravitate towards one or two activities that they are good at and that they enjoy.  I love...

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Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says. By Jan Hoffman and Sheila Kaplan via New York Times Nearly one in three high school students has...

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What is Croup?

What is Croup?

Croup is a common upper respiratory tract infection that can affect young children. Croup typically occurs in the fall and winter months and is caused by parainfluenza or influenza viruses, adenovirus, or respiratory syncytial virus. These viruses cause inflammation...

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