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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Let the Games Begin! 5 Tips for Keeping the Fun in Sports

Let the Games Begin! 5 Tips for Keeping the Fun in Sports

Baseball, softball, swimming, water polo, gymnastics, dance, karate, basketball, football, lacrosse, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, field hockey, cross country, track, ice hockey – collectively, my kids have played 17 sports! My garage has been full of sports gear for years. I’ve spent countless hours driving to and from the field or gym, and watching games, meets, and races. READ MORE
Does My Kid Have Strep Throat? 6 Things to Understand

Does My Kid Have Strep Throat? 6 Things to Understand

I have a running joke with a good friend about how many times her children have been tested for strep throat. Many – and they’ve never actually had it! It’s fun to tease, but honestly, I get it. How’s a parent to know when a sore throat is strep throat? And isn’t it scary not to treat strep throat? Here are some of the responses to common questions I often share in my office – and with my best friends: READ MORE