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COVID-19 and Pregnancy: What Expectant Mothers Need to Know

Is it safe for me and my baby? That is the No. 1 question expectant moms ask about the COVID-19 vaccine. Overwhelming evidence suggests that it is safe, and that getting vaccinated can also help your baby develop his or her own immunity against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is also strongly recommended by leading experts including. Read more >


Managing Our Kids' Anxiety This School Year

While some children will do far better this school year because of the return to in-person learning, others are experiencing heightened anxiety. Jason Minion, MD, a pediatric psychiatrist with Atlantic Medical Group, joined New Jersey Family in a video to share strategies parents can use to help their children. Read more >

Back to School Health and Safety

In this Community Conversation, pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, shared what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping to make schools safer, and the latest pediatric COVID-19 news. Read more >

Summer Safety and Fun for Kids

Pediatrician Sarah Nielsen, MD, shared some must-see information on childhood health and safety, whether they are at home or at camp, including the latest news about COVID-19 and children. Read more >

Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School

As children head back to school after a full year of remote or hybrid learning, parents can help in easing their transition. Read more >

Is it COVID-19 or a Cold? 

Throughout the winter months and spring, children come down with a runny nose and, in the era of COVID-19, this can cause concern. Read more >

Recognizing a Rare COVID-Related Syndrome in Kids

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, known as MIS-C, is a rare immune response that causes severe inflammation of the body’s vital organs. Read more >

How and When Will Kids Get Vaccinated

Vaccinating kids is essential protection from COVID-19 and its variants. But before the vaccine is rolled out to children, clinical trials must be complete to make sure it is safe and effective in all age groups. Read more >

Dr Tyree Winters shares safety tips for the return to school

6 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for School

Classroom, computer or community - help your kids reduce their risk for COVID-19 exposure and stay healthy with important insights from Pediatrician Tyree Winters, DO. Read more >

Safely Returning to Athletics after Lockdown

As gyms and sports leagues reopen, pace your return to physical activity to offset the effects of de-training. As youth and collegiate athletics look to their fall seasons, athletes should understand that individual practices will be slower to accommodate physical distancing and other guidelines, and that the guidelines themselves are likely to change with new data. Read more >

What You Will See Next Time You Visit the Doctor

Our community has done a great job to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Now, it’s time to take action so your child can keep as healthy as possible in the months and years ahead. Read more >

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, speaks during a community conversation.

Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe this Summer

There have been so many disappointments for children over the last few months – canceled birthday parties, events and activities. As the state gradually reopens, many parents are looking for opportunities to resume some activities and reconnect with friends and family. Read more >

If your child is experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder, don't delay care.

Don't Delay Getting the Care Your Child Needs for an Eating Disorder

Just like any illness, anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders can have significant medical complications if left untreated, such as low heart rate, low blood pressure, and dehydration. Read more >

Facing the challenges of COVID-19 while caring for kids with chronic illness

Navigating the Emotional Challenges of COVID-19 While Caring for Kids with Chronic Illness

These are challenging times for children and families. Families that have children living with chronic illness face additional challenges that arise from their children’s medical conditions. Read more > 

Understand the true qualities of being resilient

Challenging the Myths of Resiliency

During challenging times like these, people often talk about the importance of resilience. However, there are some common misconceptions about what being resilient really means. Understanding the true qualities of being resilient can help families to get through the current pandemic. Read more >

Yoga and meditation videos for families

Health for Bodies and Minds

Goryeb Children's Hospital and South Street Yoga & Nutrition in Morristown have created yoga and meditation classes for kids and for families. The classes are tailored by age group to promote strength and reduce anxiety. Read more >

Advice from a mom with experience in long-term infection prevention

Parent-to-Parent: Viewing Infection Prevention as a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Since her daughter was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 2003, Liz has lived most days like there was already a pandemic. Read more >

Tips for having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic

Welcoming a New Baby in the Age of Coronavirus

Today, with COVID-19 in the community, parents understandably have questions, concerns and an added layer of frayed nerves. Just remember, we are all in this together and there are experienced, compassionate and capable pediatricians and pediatric nurses to help you get through this time – and help you enjoy it, too. Read more >

How to talk to your children about COVID-19

How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

Kids’ needs differ by age group. Parents of young children need to explain what is happening in a way that does not frighten them or make them feel more anxious or scared. For older children, the challenge is more complicated because they get the news from their own sources. They need to be reassured and have their questions answered. Read more >

What Expectant Parents Need to Know About COVID-19

The physicians and team members at Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers are committed to helping expectant parents safely and comfortably welcome their newborns as we face the challenges of COVID-19 in our communities. Read more >

Yoga and meditation videos for families

Rethinking the Role of Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder and its Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic

This presentation examines the interplay of “ASD anxiety” and other features and vulnerabilities of ASD in the context of the considerable psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Read more >

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