PCC Blog

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Social Media, Self-Esteem, and Teen Suicide

Suicide is the cause of 13% of teenage deaths in the United States. It is the third largest cause of death, falling short of only accidents and homicide. This is a very scary fact, as suicide is not something…
Small girl receives a shot from a pediatrician

Successful Strategies for Running a Flu Clinic

Each year pediatricians are charged with the task of vaccinating thousands of patients against influenza. To keep patients healthy, they must administer a very high volume of flu shots during the busiest…
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Navigating Technology with Teenagers

It is already that time of year again, when school is starting up and life is returning to the normal routine. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing some of the most rigorous adjustments…
Child and her mother at a consultation with their pediatrician.

3 Tips to Improve the Patient Experience in Your Pediatric Practice

When it comes to medical care, one of the most important things to your practice is the patient experience. Whether a child is seeing you for a sick visit, a checkup, or a vaccination, their time spent in your office will be the deciding factor in whether or not they’ll continue to see you.
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Public Violence: How a Pediatrician Can Help

The recent public violence in Charlottesville and that in Barcelona which occurred shortly thereafter, has affected untold innocent bystanders who were nowhere near the event: the children who were exposed…