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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Happy Mother’s Day – I’ve Got Lice!

Happy Mother’s Day – I’ve Got Lice!

Picture this: It was 6:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day, 2010, when my dear daughter climbed into bed with me to read a book. I decided to give up on the dream of sleeping in and give into the joy of her love! Then, as I snuggled in with a nuzzle of the top of her sweet head, I found – argh – lice nits! What a way to start the day, any day, let alone Mother’s Day.READ MORE

Getting to School “Old-Style”: 4 Ideas to Get Started Walking or Biking

Getting to School “Old-Style”: 4 Ideas to Get Started Walking or Biking

The benefits of being active are well-known. Increased physical activity is associated with healthier, leaner bodies and improved brain function, academic performance, and mental health. Still, most of us drive our kids to school! In 1969 about half of kids walked or biked to school, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, today, fewer than 15% of kids walk or bike to school. Changing these numbers can change our kid’s health. READ MORE