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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available for Youth Ages 5 and Older
Offers many resources for stress management, mindfulness and meditation, nutrition and healthy diet, movement, community, and personal development.
Includes easy-to-understand handouts for evidence-based approaches as alternatives to pharmaceuticals to common health conditions.
Provides information on common conditions with easy-to-understand handouts in English and Spanish.
Provides self care handouts in English and Spanish.
Mindful Observer: Fact-based health news and wellness tips.
Hosted by Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Victoria Maizes, episodes feature insightful conversations with experts about ideas that are changing medicine today. From the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.
Weekly episodes by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee to empower individuals to become the architects of their own health.
New York Times bestselling author Dan Harris hosts episodes featuring special guests discussing various aspects of mindfulness.
Episodes feature “fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world.”
Article abstract from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). “Adding 10 primary care physicians has a 250% greater influence on life expectancy than an equivalent bump in specialists.” (based on US mortality rates from 2005-2015)
Article abstract from the International Journal of Health Services. “[the availability of] primary care is by far the most significant variable related to better health status, correlating with lower overall mortality, fewer deaths from heart disease and cancer, and a host of other beneficial health outcomes.”
Forbes article covering the findings from the International Journal of Health Services study titled, “Primary care, specialty care, and life chances”.
Screen Time and Kids
Mosaic pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Hicks is passionate about educating youth and parents about avoiding excessive “screen time” (time spent on smart phones and computers). She advises parents to combine limit setting with compassion and caring.
Resources Created by Dr. Hicks
Resources Recommended by Dr. Hicks
The tips from the AAP are based on research and resources compiled over several years, are easy to read and applicable to most families.
Common Sense Media provides advice and tools to help use the power of media and technology as a positive influence on children’s lives. This is a great place to check for age appropriateness of all varieties of digital media.
ESRB assigns ratings to apps and video games so that parents can make informed decisions.