Monthly Archives: October 2017

How to have a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!

From trick-or-treating to classroom parties to haunted houses, Halloween is a magical holiday. Learn how to keep your family safe during this fun holiday from Dr. Anna Mendenhall, pediatrician at CPCMG Encinitas. All dressed up: Select costumes that are bright and reflective. Be sure to purchase costumes, costumes, wigs and accessories that are labeled flame […]

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Breakfast: How to make the most important meal of the day easy

“I don’t have time to eat breakfast.” This is what I hear from the majority of my middle school and high school patients, and I always have the following conversation with them: “Breakfast is called breakfast because you are BREAKing the FAST from sleeping all night long! When our bodies are ready to start the […]

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Hepatitis A: What you need to know

As of publishing this blog post, my hometown of San Diego is in the middle of one of the largest Hepatitis A outbreaks in a long time. 16 people have died and hundreds more have fallen ill. While those affected are primarily homeless and illicit drug users, the outbreak can easily spread.  Officials have recently […]

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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN: Dust Mite Allergies

My pediatrician just tested my son for allergies. The test results showed that my son is allergic to dust mites. How can I get rid of the dust mites in my house?

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