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What’s Your Child’s ACE Score?

Do you know what your child’s ACE score is? Many parents can rattle off their teenager’s SAT or ACT score along with GPA, but few to none probably know their child’s ACE score.  ACE stands for adverse childhood experiences.  Children experience trauma in many ways.  It is our responsibility as adults, parents and health care […]

Talk To Your Kid About Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking

As children grow older and become adolescents the typical belief is that parents have less influence on their lives.  A recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report suggests that parents may positively influence their child’s decision making regarding alcohol use and binge drinking.  The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as […]

August Newsletter: National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As we all prepare for BACK TO SCHOOL, it is important that your child’s immunizations are up to date. It is important for families to recognize that vaccinations are throughout the lifespan. Vaccines begin at birth and continue into mature adulthood (>65yo). Vaccinations prevent infectious diseases that can cause […]

July Newsletter

Greetings Palisades Pediatrics Community, Welcome heat, humidity and summer storms! It must be summer in DC. This summer is a bit unusual in that I am seeing a lot of sick kiddos. Please continue to encourage good handwashing. Viral colds can last 7-10 days, and the child may experience cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased […]

Dr. Hay Interview on ABC7

In northwest D.C., 4-year-old Zara is having her checkup. Dr. Christi Hay checks her vitals and measures her weight and height. It’s a typical doctor’s appointment, except it’s in Zara’s family room as her mother looks on. “When you go to the home for development the kids are relaxed, in a comfortable environment,” Hay says. Click […]

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