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Vivacity Care Center also offers telephone or video visits when an in-person exam is not necessary. This can be a great option when a child is experiencing minor symptoms like a runny nose or upset stomach.
In this unusual year, it’s important to keep an eye on kids’ mental health. Parents know their kids best, so if you find that your child isn’t acting like themselves, discuss it with their care provider.
Kids don’t typically verbalize when they’re feeling stressed or anxious like adults do. Instead, their stress often manifests as behavioral changes, such as decreased school performance, social withdrawal, or disciplinary issues. They might also have vague physical complaints like frequent headaches or stomachaches that don’t have an identifiable physical cause.
Things feel different right now—for all of us. We are wearing masks every day, being hypervigilant about hand washing, and having minimized interaction with others. Rather than a fear-based response, frame these behaviors as something kids can do to exercise some control over the situation.
Annalee Wilson is a nurse practitioner at the North Spokane Care Center. She grew up in Spokane, went to WSU for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, and spent 8 years working in a family practice in north Idaho. Annalee is passionate about helping patients build their health from the ground up.About Annalee Wilson, ARNP
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