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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Your Child Has a Fever. When to Call the Doctor?

Your Child Has a Fever. When to Call the Doctor?

You’re sitting with your sick child, looking at a thermometer, and wondering, “How high is too high?”  Does this sound familiar? Most of us have been there – even me. And I know that fever is just a symptom that can actually play a positive role in fighting infections – and it’s rarely serious! Yet I still worry when my kids have a fever. READ MORE
7 Tips for a Healthy, Meaningful Holiday Season

7 Tips for a Healthy, Meaningful Holiday Season

The mad dash from Thanksgiving through New Year’s can feel exhausting. Several important holidays, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, fall within this 6 week period. In my house, we celebrate Christmas. As much as I love the magic of this holiday there was one year when much of the joy was lost in trying to make the season perfect for my kids. READ MORE