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County to Host Feb. 24 Online Conversation Focused on Pediatric Wellness in the Time of COVID-19

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Residents are invited to join a free online event on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for a conversation about Pediatric Wellness in the Time of COVID-19.

The session is part of a series, Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On - One Conversation at a Time for the Community, which is focused on mental health and wellness issues affecting the community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

During the conversation participants will learn about overall pediatric wellness, such as proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise; as well as the need to maintain regular check-ups and routine vaccinations. Tips about dealing with social isolation will also be included. The discussion will also focus on new issues related to COVID-19, including vaccinations and new CDC recommendations.

Dr. Dominique Foulkes, medical director, and chair of pediatrics at Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda will lead the conversation. Dr. Foulkes has been with Suburban’s Pediatric Center in December 2003. The Shaw Pediatric Center at Suburban Hospital is an innovative combined emergency and inpatient unit. The child friendly unit deals with a wide range of pediatric medical and mental health emergencies. 

The virtual meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public and no registration is required. Join the conversation on Teams Live at or view it live on County Cable Montgomery and the County’s Facebook page.  

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email  

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.

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Release ID: 21-120
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507