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COVID-19 and Surfaces Sep 10th, 2020

As we enter into the new “normal” in our lives we need to consider how careful we need to be. If you were like me, I left my mail and packages outside my door for 12 hours, sprayed them with disinfectant and opened them with gloves! The news media was...

COVID-19 and Schools Re-Opening Sep 10th, 2020

Children are starting school again. This will take a variety of forms, from completely on-line learning, to a hybrid model of five days per week in school. Where you live, the physical layout of your school and parent, administrators and teachers wishes were all factored into the decision. What were these...

Antibody Testing Sep 10th, 2020

There is much information in the news about the newly released Covid-19 antibody tests. What do these tests look for and how accurate are they? What are antibodies?When you contract an infection, such as Covid-19, your body produces antibodies to fight that infection. These antibodies are produced immediately but their level...

COVID-19 and Kids Sep 10th, 2020

As the weeks progress, our understanding of how Covid-19 is affecting our population increases. One of the new developments is the occurrence of a rare immune response in children that can result in severe inflammation in multiple organ systems. Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (MID) is the term used to describe this...

COVID-19 and the Country Sep 10th, 2020

How to Survive the Country Over the past several weeks I have noticed that a fair number of my patients and their families are “sheltering at home” in rural areas. Either with extended family or at a second home, having the space and room to enjoy the outdoors while practicing social...

COVID-19 Testing 101 Sep 10th, 2020

I have been getting a lot of questions regarding Covid-19 testing lately. “How is it performed?” “What information will it provide to me as your physician and how will it help you and your family negotiate this difficult time?” There are two types of Covid-19 testing; The Covid-19 nasal swab, which...

Should I send my child to camp this summer? Jul 2nd, 2020

Over the past two weeks I have received numerous calls about my opinion on sending children to summer camp. It is not a straight forward answer and each family must weigh the pros and cons of their particular situation. Let’s look at the data though. We have seen a dramatic...

COVID-19 Update: we are now open May 7th, 2020

As a valued member of my patient family, I greatly  appreciate the trust you place in our office.  On Tuesday , May 5 , my office at 1175 Park Avenue will be open. On May 8 my office at 147 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn will open. Our additional Brooklyn location...

To My Family of Patients and Friends Mar 9th, 2020

This is an anxiety provoking time for us all. We have not, in our lifetimes, experienced an epidemic of this proportion and it can be terrifying. As news floods the airwaves of the seriousness of this infection please take heart that while many people may contract COVID-19 only a small...

Why Ear Protection is So Important for Babies Jan 29th, 2020

As we enter the New Year, we look forward to one of the largest sporting events of the year, the Super Bowl. We reflect back on the Philadelphia Eagles unexpected win against the New England Patriots on February 4, 2019. The Super Bowl is a culmination of spirit, celebration and...

Dr. Jones's Media Coverage Dec 30th, 2019

Dr. Jones is doing interviews for her book! If you have a few minutes to spare, here are links to some of her recent interviews. "Profiles of Success" Interview with Bert Martinez' "Money For Lunch". https://moneyforlunch.com/profiles-of-success-with-jacqueline-jones/ Interview with the "America Meditating Radio Show" with Sister Jenna https://bit.ly/2sxMLyV Interview with "The Kathryn...

Fall is Upon Us, and so are the sneezing, stuffy nose and watery eyes that are associated with fall Oct 14th, 2019

We all wish that a leisurely stroll through the beautiful autumn foliage would not produces a violent episode of sneezing associated with a stuffy nose or that a picnic in midst of beautiful spring flowers would not trigger an asthma attack in your two year old. Allergy symptoms can have...

A Note on Preparing for College Aug 13th, 2019

I couldn’t help myself. My shopping cart was almost filled as I wheeled around the California Walmart getting what I believed were essentials for my second child’s dorm room. A table light, comfy sheets, new pillows, a wastepaper basket (oh, and look at that great rug!)—item after item filled my...

Living Green In Your Dorm Room Aug 9th, 2019

The new school year is coming up on the horizon, meaning its almost time for a lot of young people to start or return to college. We know that moving away for college is likely a young person’s first time living away from their parents for long periods of time....

This Video of a Father and Son Captivated the Internet Aug 1st, 2019

Is this not the cutest post? It has over 47 million views! Why is this video so popular and what does this warm connection between a young Dad and his toddler teach us about parenting? The most obvious aspect is his connection with his son. He is not distracted. He...