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June 14, 2024

Types of Bug Bites, Stings, Repellants and more!

As the weather warms up and we spend more time enjoying the outdoors here in New York City, it’s important to be prepared for potential insect encounters. While most bug bites are just annoying

June 8, 2024

Meningitis in Children to Young Adults: What Parents Need to Know

Meningitis is a severe infection that causes inflammation of the protective membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord. It can affect people of all ages, but infants, young children, and adolescents are at higher risk

January 11, 2024

Navigating Flu Season: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Children

As flu season rolls in, parents face the annual challenge of protecting their children from this common yet potentially severe illness. Understanding the importance of flu vaccinations, recognizing symptoms in children, and adopting effective prevention strategies

December 21, 2023

Autism Resources for Families

There are many online resources for parents. Below are various websites to get started:   Start by reading the “100 Day Kit” on The Autism Speaks Website:  Children diagnosed at age 4 years or under: https

November 21, 2023

Essential Child Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

  As the holiday season approaches, NYC families anticipate festive celebrations and travel. However, amidst the excitement, it’s crucial to prioritize the safety of our kiddos.  This article offers essential child safety tips for

October 20, 2023

Does Your Child Have Croup?

Help! My child woke up in the middle of the night sounding like a seal?!    What is happening? This scenario is a common occurrence in childhood and is typical of croup. Croup is not the

October 10, 2023

What is the new RSV vaccine Beyfortus?

What is the RSV vaccine Beyfortus?   Beyfortus is not technically a vaccine, as it does not cause the body to make its own antibodies against RSV. Rather, it provides a dose of pre-made antibodies

September 19, 2023

Good news! Bite-Sized Parenting by Sharon Mazel is available today!

MVP is proud to announce the book launch of our friend, Sharon Mazel. Today is the “official” launch day of Bite-Sized Parenting, Your Baby’s 1st Year! We’re also excited

August 21, 2023

FAQ’s with MVP: Our Standard Office Fees

All are Welcome Here In recent months many pediatric practices have started charging annual fees to families in their practice. These fees are meant to cover the extra work pediatricians do outside of business hours; phone

July 31, 2023

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (aka Coxsackie Virus)    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD), aka Coxsackie, is a virus that causes sores around the mouth and throat and a rash on… you