• By Joel Streed

1-20-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Kids and the pandemic: Tips to help protect their mental and physical well-being

January 20, 2022
a diverse group of elementary school aged children, wearing masks and outside on a playground

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Nusheen Ameenuddin, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and Janice Schreier, a clinical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., discussed the trends in mental and physical well-being from toddlers to teenagers as well as steps parents and caregivers can take to help kids better navigate the pandemic.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post.

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