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  • Jun 17 2020
    COVID-19 PCR testing is being provided for free by the State of Delaware. Any Delaware resident can be tested, without a prescription or doctor's order. Do not eat, drink, or brush your teeth for 20 minutes prior to the test. Starting July 16th, you can have a nasal swab test without an appointment or doctor's order, 7 days/week, in a partnership with Walgreens and the State of Delaware. There is one location in each county. Click here to read details: https://news.delaware.go... details
  • Mar 22 2020
    Please click this link for essential information about Coronavirus: http://www.dmpkids.com/Coronavirus-2020/ In this emergency situation, my staff and I are working hard to keep you (and us) safe and cared for. PLEASE DON'T go to the ER without calling us. Dr. Epstein ... details
  • Feb 29 2020
    Have you heard Baby Shark ? Who hasn't? It's a huge viral craze. But you might not know that it isn't the first time this song and its hand motion dance has gone viral - there were two other YouTube versions before that! And before that, it was a camp song. And before THAT, the music might even have been inspired by the 1975 movie Jaws. Here's a fascinating episode of the podcast Decoder Ring , 37 minutes long, about the history of this kids' song. https://slate.... details
  • Dec 24 2019
    Christiana Care has a new Autism evaluation program at Wilmington Hospital. If you would like your child evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder, or would like more in-depth evaluation and treatment, you may contact them. Dr. Narpinder Mahli Wilmington Hospital, Department of Psychiatry 501 W. 14th Street Gateway Building, Suite 1E40 Wilmington, DE 19801 302-320-9108 christianacare.org/services/behavioralhealth/childadolescentpsychiatry/multidisciplinary-autism-program/ ... details
  • Apr 1 2019
    Paper books are better than electronic tablets for reading to toddlers. A new study observed parents reading to their toddlers, using print books and with interactive, tablet-based books. With print books, parents engaged in more reading, more conversation, and more engagement than with the electronic tablet. I suspect that the bright lights and noises of electronic books are distracting for both the parents and the kids. The well-known benefits of reading to children may not extend ... details