Preparing Your Teen for a Virtual School Year

The transition from summer vacation back to school is never easy for families, and this year poses new challenges with most schools in the DC region starting off virtually. Luckily, Mary’s Center expert Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, is here to he...

Vaccinations Save Lives: Is Your Child Up To Date?

One of the simplest ways to protect the health of our children is ensuring they receive all recommended vaccines. Because of the pandemic over the past few months, many children across the country have fallen behind on their vaccine schedules. Fo...

A Daughter’s Determination

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer “The new Melhek that goes to college wants to take her degree and build healthier communities back in Ethiopia. That’s my goal – to take Mary’s Center’s model and change lives in my homeland. I want to e...

We All Have a Role to Play in Preventing Youth Suicide

By Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, Senior Clinical Manager of School Based Mental Health When a young person has a headache or stomachache, they typically don’t hesitate to let someone know they are in distress and need help. Unfortunately, youth a...

Flu Shot: Know before you say “No”

By: Dr. Dana Mueller, Director of Adult and Family Medicine. As a primary care doctor, I recommend almost all my patients get vaccinated against Influenza (or Flu). Young, old, pregnant, healthy, or chronically ill – ev...

Immunizations: Give Your Child A Great Start in Life!

At Mary’s Center, we love children, and we want to see them happy and healthy. Vaccines play an important part in child health. In commemoration of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, one of our pediatricians, Dr. Christian...

Breastfeeding: Empowering Parents to Overcome Challenges

By: Lisle Cole, WIC Nutrition Associate, CLS, and BPC Last week, a mother of a one-month old baby girl called the WIC office at Mary’s Center to speak with one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors because she was worried about not having enoug...

5 Facts You Should Know About Child Vaccinations

Millions of parents immunize their children each year, but others still have doubts, because of misinformation and misconceptions. It is very important for you to know the truth about vaccines. Your child’s life depends on it. One of our pediatri...

Say “Stop” to Bulling!

Twenty-two percent of US students say they have been bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics1. We asked Mary’s Center School-Based Mental Health therapist Vanessa León about this distressing phenomenon ...