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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

As parents, we do everything possible to keep our kids safe – using car seats, keeping up with vaccinations, having them wear helmets, and more. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – a reminder to us all, doctors and parents alike, to focus our attention on keeping our kids safe from the dangers of abuse and neglect. READ MORE
Managing Your Care From Home!

Managing Your Care From Home!

The other day, I heard a mom say she brings her kids to the doctor when they’re sick or need a checkup – but she never comes for herself. I get this, since there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do all we need to. We take care of kids, the house, our jobs – but run out of time to take care of ourselves. READ MORE
Raising a Resilient Child

Raising a Resilient Child

I was raised by a single mother in New York City until I was about 13. During those early days, she worked and went to graduate school. I went to school and took the city bus home to a small apartment. It was a good life – with some challenges. As a parent now, I can see my mother would have protected me from these challenges if she could have. READ MORE
Constipation in Kids

Constipation in Kids

What goes up must come down. You clean your house, but it will never stay clean for long. And what goes in makes what comes out. These are laws of nature – and I’ll get back to that last one in a moment. Constipation is a problem for many kids! READ MORE