• Spring and Summer Rashes

    Meghan Aldrich MSN CPNP With warmer weather and (hopefully) less rainy days, spring and summertime in New England are full of fun outdoor adventures with the kids. Here at Pediatrics West, spring and summer also bring many rashes into the clinic! Here are some common spring and summertime rashes we encounter in pediatrics, most of

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  • What Parents and Teens Need to Know about E-Cigarettes

    by Jessica Zopf CPNP What are E-Cigarettes? E-Cigarettes, also knowns as “vape pens”, “vaping devices” or by the brand names such as “Juul”, are electronic devices that deliver aerosolized chemicals including nicotine (often called “e-juice”) by inhalation. Teens often refer to this action as “vaping” or “juuling”. While these devices can occasionally appear like traditional

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  • Toys for Tots Drive

    Pediatrics West has partnered with the Marine Corps to host a donation drop. Donate a new unwrapped toy here, Nov 1 through Nov 30, for less fortunate children throughout Middlesex and Worcester counties to experience the joy of the holidays.

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  • Backpack Safety

    Georgia Agganis DNP, RN, CPNP Hello parents! Now that our children are back to school it is important to be mindful about the type of backpacks they are using! When selecting a backpack, choose one that has wide, padded shoulder straps. Narrow straps can cause pain and restrict blood circulation. Be wary of backpacks with

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  • Updated Car Sear Recommendations

    Kayla Simard, CPNP, CLC Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the US.  Luckily, many of these deaths can be prevented with the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.  Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their recommendations regarding car seat safety.  Below is a summary

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  • Important Notice for MassHealth Patients

    Attention MassHealth patients, as of 3/1/18 Pediatrics West MassHealth and/or MassHealth Care Organization (MCO) members (those with Tufts Public, Healthnet BMC and Neighborhood Health Plan) will be moved to a new plan called Partners Healthcare Choice ACO. Please click here to read more and determine what you need to do to confirm.

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  • Recall Alert

    Pharmatech LLC has announced a recall of liquid products manufactured by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories due to possible product contamination. The affected products and lot numbers can be found here:  https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm571001.htm  

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  • August is National Breastfeeding Month

    Kayla Simard, CPNP The choice to breastfeed is very personal Many mothers consider this choice before birth; however, some make a decision shortly after their child is born.  There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies.  It is common to encounter some difficulties initially when breastfeeding.  During this time, it can be

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  • We will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.

    All offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4th. For urgent matters, please call 978-577-0437 to speak with a nurse. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th.

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  • Pediatrics West Closing Early Friday May 26, 2017

    All Pediatrics West Offices will be closing at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 26.  Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

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