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Tag Archives: COVID-19

Away At Camp, A Call for Caring Baltimore-area camp programs respond to emerging mental and emotional health needs of campers

J Camps

  While the COVID-19 pandemic has given summer camps ample opportunity to practice keeping campers safe from illness and looking after their physical health, are those same camps also watching over their campers’ mental and emotional health? Baltimore’s Child takes a closer look at what camps are doing to guide …

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U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Heightens Awareness of Youth Mental Health Crisis

First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently released advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The advisory states that this youth mental health crisis occurred long before …

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Baltimore Clinics To Give COVID-19 Vaccine To Children Ages 5 To 11 Starting Friday

Children's National Hospital COVID-19 vaccine rollout

      Families seeking COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 are now able to schedule appointments for clinics in Baltimore County offered Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6. The Department of Health will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine—newly-approved by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers …

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Schools Consider Protocols as COVID-19 Cases Rise Among Children

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Maryland, particularly among children, schools are reassessing their protocols for the start of the new school year. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association released a report earlier this month providing state-by-state data on the number of infections. According to the report, …

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Soothing Separation Anxiety for Your Pandemic Pets As your family returns to work and school, you can help your pets handle the transition

Whenever Adam Lopuch would leave his house to pick up food, drive the baby to day care or mow the lawn, his Labrador retriever, Bella, would go nuts. She’d bark nonstop. She’d jump on the windowsill, sometimes scratching off the paint. She’d pant. After Lopuch and his wife, Abbie, got …

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