At UM Pediatrics at Midtown, our doctors work together with parents to keep kids healthy. One aspect of this team approach to pediatric primary care is that we try to be a resource for parents as they guide their families in healthy living.

We do this in a one-on-one setting at appointments, but also we have created these health resources to answer common questions. 

Hidden Sugars in Kids Snacks

Are those “healthy” snacks that your child loves actually a healthy treat or are they a trick?

Angela Ginn-Meadow, senior diabetes educator and Dr. Mutiat Onigbanjo, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and medical director for UM Pediatrics at Midtown, uncover the truth about hidden sugars in your child's everyday snacks.

How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

This is an age-old question that every parent of a school-age child must grapple with.

Watch UM pediatrician Dr. Adam Spanier to gain some tips on how to make this decision for your child.

Two important considerations:

  • Can your child infect others?
  • Is your child too sick to participate?

About Childhood Asthma

UM pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Carter explains what asthma is, how to recognize its signs and symptoms and what parents can do to help lessen the disease's impact on their child's health.

Common causes of asthma flares include:

  • Secondhand smoke
  • Seasonal allergies

ADHD in Children

While many kids have trouble paying attention in some settings, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience a range of symptoms that cause difficulty in their everyday lives.

Dr. Spanier, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses ADHD in children.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment at UM Pediatrics at Midtown, please call 410-225-8780.