Children and Covid

Children and Covid

What is the risk of children becoming sick with COVID-19? Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can directly and indirectly affect children and young people. Beyond getting sick, the social, emotional and mental well-being of many young people has been affected by the pandemic. The traumas they face at this stage of development can continue to affect them …

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Pediatric Cancer

Pediatric Cancer

What is the most common pediatric cancer? Brain cancer surpasses leukemia as deadliest childhood cancer | Gateway for cancer research. Cancer in children is rare. Of children born in the United States, 1 in 285 children will develop cancer before they reach the age of 20. Advances in treatment have increased the survival of many …

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Teens and Vaping:What Parents Need to Know

There’s an epidemic on the horizon and parents can help stop it. According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Study, more than 5 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. An entire generation is at risk of addiction with serious side effects. Learn more about vaping and use this knowledge in conversations with […]

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5 EASY BENTO BOX LUNCHES FOR KIDS

Moms and dads are busy and pressed for time, and trying to pack a healthy lunch during hectic school day mornings can add to the frustration. But the bento box provides a perfect solution! Bento is a meal concept originating in Japan, consisting of food items held in different containers within a box. A traditional […]

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AN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHY CHATS™

Healthy Chats™ is an educational forum that offers parent-child education focused on the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty, and age appropriate information regarding birth and conception. Healthy Chats™ was created by Dr. Chrystal de Freitas in 1991 who is a pediatrician with Children’s Primary Care Medical Group’s Carmel Valley office.  Dr. de Freitas […]

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