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An OB-GYN Answers All of Your Questions About COVID-19 & Pregnancy

It can be hard to find accurate information about one of pregnant women’s biggest concerns today: pregnancy and COVID-19. Luckily, the experts at Kaiser Permanente have answers to your most pressing questions. 

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When You Don’t Hear from Your Family

“I have an amazing group of friends and our parents. We are loved. But to hear from you would have meant something. It would make a scary and confusing time a little bit better.”

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Keeping Santa Safe from COVID

“Even though Santa is in a high-risk group (over the age of 85 and obese, clocking in somewhere between 250 lbs. and 350 lbs), the Elf High Council has deemed Santa’s annual trip around the world more essential than ever. Here’s what you can do to make his journey a safe one.”

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5 Simple Ways Parents Can Help Boost Their Kid’s Immunity

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I often get asked “How can I build my child’s Immunity?”  Here are some suggestions from an Immunologist (hint: it’s me).
1. It starts with a great diet.

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Now Is the Time to Have Your Child’s Vision Checked—Here’s Why

Did you know that more than 40 percent of Americans have myopia (also known as nearsightedness)1? This vision problem can develop and worsen over time as a child grows and can even be influenced by factors such as genetics2, increased…

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5 Important Strategies for Breastfeeding during COVID

“It’s such a vulnerable time for both mom and baby that extra care should be made to make sure mom and baby feel supported.”

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Can Wearing a Mask Empower Your Child?

“Children love feeling that they are part of a solution; it appeals to their natural instincts for optimism and altruism while helping to reduce their anxiety.”

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Sick Day

What Parents Need to Know about the Coronavirus

With over 100,000 confirmed cases globally, what does that mean for you and your family?

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The Chen Family

San Francsico Teen’s Passion for Pi Raises Funds for the March of Dimes

This amazing teen is using her talents to raise money for a cause close to her heart.

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A New App May Help Parents to Detect Ear Infections Early On

Cut the ear infection confusion with this app.

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Butterball Recalls 78,000+ Pounds of Ground Turkey Tied to Salmonella Outbreak

Turkey burgers on this week’s meal plan? Better check your freezers first.

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Does My Dog Need a Flu Shot? Maybe—It Depends

Canine influenza, also known as “dog flu,” is a highly contagious viral infection that’s easily spread from dog to dog.

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We Can All Eat Romaine Lettuce Now, CDC Says

Caesar salad is (finally) back on the menu.

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How to Survive Hand, Food & Mouth Disease Season with Kids

It might look like chicken pox, but it’s not. Here’s what parents need to know.

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Recall Alert: 130,000+ Pounds of Ground Beef Linked to E. Coli Outbreak

Put down that burger… There’s a major beef recall.

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Recall Alert: Eggs in 3 States Have Been Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Before you whip up your next breakfast omelette, check your fridge.

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Trader Joe’s, Walgreens & Kroger Issue Major Recall of Prepared Salads & Wraps

There’s been another recall and this time it affects these prepared foods.

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Rescued Thai Soccer Team Says “Thank You” to the World in Sweet Video Message

This video also shows just how quickly the 12 rescued boys are recovering, too.

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CDC Issues Huge Warning: Don’t Eat ANY Romaine Lettuce

If you’re thinking about whipping up a Caesar salad, you’ll want to read this.

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Feel the Urge to Sneeze? Whatever You Do, Don’t Hold It In

You may just want to re-think holding that sneeze in after reading this.

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Can Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk Cause Diabetes? New Study Offers Some Answers

This latest study puts to rest the controversy regarding the potential role of cow’s milk formula in the development of Type 1 diabetes.

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Remembering the Last Christmas with our Daughter

This morning I woke up early, missing you… and I came downstairs, made a cup of coffee, turned on all the beautiful twinkling lights on our Christmas trees, and looked at the five stockings hung on our fireplace mantel. There’s…

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The AAP Wants Your Kids to Stay Healthy – in the Doctor’s Waiting Room

These latest recommendations will hopefully reduce the spread of illnesses.

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Complete Protection From Lyme Disease May Be Available in Two Years

Scientists may be on the brink of developing a treatment that could prevent the transmission of Lyme disease.

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The Surprising Thing Your Family Should Know about Asthma & Allergens

I apologize in advance for the creepy feeling that will stay with you days after reading this article, but as your mom would say, it’s for your own good. I’m helping here—truly. That borderline asthma plaguing your kid may be the result of houseguests you can’t see or hear.

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What Exactly is a Booger? And Other Great Kid Questions

Everyone has questions—and kids are pros at asking lots of them. When the answers seem nowhere to be found…Ask Dr. Universe! Dr. Wendy Sue Universe teams up with experts to tackle baffling science questions from kids around the world. Submit…

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Rome Is Burning…and so is my VAGINA!

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Recently I thought that maybe I had a dreaded yeast infection.  No biggie… I thought to myself. I’ll just grab one of those creams up at the local drugstore and nip this thing in the bud after the…

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