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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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Mental & Behavioral Health

Helping Children Navigate Family Gatherings

With the holiday season approaching you may be starting to wonder: “How will my child behave at family gatherings?” As parents, we want to be able to enjoy the festivities...
Published on November 6, 2023
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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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Mental & Behavioral Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids

As the days grow shorter and leaves start to fall, some of us may start feeling the winter blues, sometimes known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. And while it...
Published on October 19, 2023
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Mental & Behavioral Health

Mental Health Stigma

Here’s some good news: more people are talking about mental health and wellness everywhere. From broadcast to social media, it’s out there. Still, millions of children and adolescents who struggle...
Published on October 13, 2023
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Parenting

Talking to Kids About Tragic Events

Unfortunately, our kids are growing up in a world in which brutality and violence happen far too often. We see tragic events on local and international news; our newsfeeds are...
Published on October 12, 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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Mental & Behavioral Health

Children with ADHD: What Extracurriculars Are Best?

We all want what’s best for our children, especially when they face unique challenges like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Finding effective ways to support and engage children with ADHD...
Published on October 5, 2023
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