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  • What To Know About Respiratory Viruses
    Respiratory viruses circulate in the air, causing infections that lead to problems with congestion, sore throats, fevers, body aches, chills, and pain. At Mesquite Pediatrics in Tucson, AZ, our three providers, Dr. Read more
  • The Importance of Well Child Exams
    Taking care of your child requires a lot of work, especially when they’re sick. It’s important to take all the steps you can to help your child avoid sickness so Read more
  • Dietary/Nutrition Guidance
    When providing dietary and nutrition guidance to parents, it is essential that your pediatrician in Tucson, AZ, take into account your child's individualized needs. Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Susan McMahon, Read more
  • Types of Chronic Conditions in Children
    It is estimated that 10-20 million children and adolescents in the U.S. have a chronic medical condition or illness. A condition or illness is considered chronic if it persists for Read more
  • Helping Anxious Children Wear Masks
    This is just a quick entry about wearing masks.  A lot of children have difficulty wearing them, though usually it is not due to a medical condition.  Wearing a mask Read more
  • Which masks are best?
    Many studies have shown masks to be effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but the type of mask you wear does matter. A study by Duke University released the Read more
  • Creating Positive Experiences
    There has been a lot of research over the last several years on the phenomenon called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). According to the CDC: “Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially Read more
  • Fruit is good for you, right? Not always...
    It's time for some non-COVID information.  In general, fruit is thought of as healhy to eat and that you basically can't really eat too much of it. But it turns Read more
  • Vitamin D and COVID-19
    We get a lot of questions of what parents can do to protect their children from COVID-19. We continue to recommend physical distancing, masks, and hand washing as the most Read more
  • Updates to our COVID-19 Page
    We've updated our COVID-19 general information page to be more up to date reflecting the current situation in Arizona and recommendations for reducing the spread.  See it here: https://www.mesquitepediatrics.com/coronavirus-and-covid-19.html Read more
  • Nasal Swab Testing for COVID-19
    We understand that there is some confusion about COVID-19 testing. Data suggests that people may spread the infection beginning a few days before symptoms begin (pre-symptomatic spread) and they also Read more
  • Should my child go back to school this fall?
    I’ve been getting a lot of questions from parents about whether it’s going to be safe to send their kids to school in a few weeks. Understandably, people are concerned Read more
  • COVID-19 Antibody Tests
    We had hoped that with summer we would see the end of this COVID-19 wave of infections, but unfortunately it appears that will not be the case. Neverthless, very few pediatric patients Read more
  • Rashes associated with COVID-19
    For children with COVID-19, most children have mild illness or are asymptomatic. The most common symptoms for COVID-19 are respiratory symptoms, ie fever, chills, cough, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and Read more
  • Kids' Workout Ideas for Home
    Trying to find ways to keep your children (and yourself) active during the shelter at home orders can be difficult. This week I was surfing the web trying to find Read more
  • Pediatrics COVID-19 Statistics
    For those interested in how COVID-19 has been affecting children, here are some statistics from the CDC.   As of April 6th, the CDC released data on how children in the U.S. Read more