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Hi, I’m Dr. Christina Johns, a pediatric emergency physician and Senior Medical Advisor at PM Pediatric Care. In addition to caring for patients, I personally write and/or select the content from my fellow PM Pediatric Care colleagues that appears here, ensuring you have the important resources needed to help keep your family healthy, happy, and thriving.

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Mental & Behavioral Health

Healthy Relationships and Children

Children begin to learn about interpersonal relationships as early as infancy. It begins with understanding the roles their caretakers play in their lives. As they grow up, children’s knowledge of...

Published on February 12, 2024
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Illness Prevention & Management

Independence in Self-Care 

When does a child become responsible for their own well-being, like health and personal hygiene? It’s a loaded question. The answer is personal and unique to each family. As parents,...
Published on May 20, 2024
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Illness Prevention & Management

Teaching Children the Signs of a Heart Attack

Parents, grandparents, stepparents, aunts and uncles, friendly neighbors – caregivers of all sorts are a dear part of children’s daily lives. They play, feed, and nurture, providing kids with the...
Published on February 6, 2024
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Illness Prevention & Management

Cold and Flu Myths: Debunked by a Pediatrician

As the chilly season settles in, parents often encounter a flurry of myths surrounding colds and flu. Let’s explore five misconceptions and why they don’t match the reality of these...
Published on January 8, 2024
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Illness Prevention & Management

Talking to Kids About Family Health History 

Genetics is a fascinating subject; think about it – we are born with an array of traits, tendencies, and conditions passed down to us from our ancestors. This collection of...
Published on November 6, 2023
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Illness Prevention & Management

What to Expect When Getting Blood Drawn

It’s rare to find someone who actually enjoys getting their blood drawn – it tends to be a less-than-thrilling procedure. Still, obtaining a blood sample is quite common and very...
Published on October 9, 2023
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