Yearly Archives: 2018

RESOLUTIONS FOR THE YEAR ROUND!

We all go through the steps, now that the year is over, and a new year begins. We reflect back on how quickly the time has gone by and what little time we might have left. What do we still have to do? How can we make the world better place? Have I done all […]

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HELP YOUR KIDS SAY NO WAY TO TOBACCO TODAY!

The reality is that 5.6 million U.S. kids alive today will ultimately die from smoking. Currently in California, 5.4% of high schoolers smoke traditional cigarettes and 17.5% use e-cigarettes. What’s with the rise in the use of e-cigarettes? Let’s take a look at the myths and realities of this industry. Myth: e-cigarettes are safe. The […]

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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN:
STREP THROAT

My kindergartner is complaining of a sore throat. How can I tell if they have strep throat? Every fall, school kids come into my office with strep throat or strep pharyngitis. The illness seems to happen when students return to classes and it is especially common in children ages 5-15 years old. The challenge is […]

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Healthy Snacking Tips
& 7 Healthy Snack Ideas

The back to school season is here and it’s time to start thinking about packing lunch boxes again. Snacking can sometimes get a bad rap, but nutrient-dense snacks are the perfect way to keep your child’s energy up during the school day and to avoid getting hungry between meals. The grocery store aisles would have […]

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TODAY’S TEENS ARE STRESSED OUT…
Here’s Some Advice…for Parents

Dr. Anna Mendenhall from our Encinitas pediatric office shares her perspective on how our teens are coping in the face of unrealistic expectations from parents…in addition to growing up, learning new life skills, dealing with peer pressure and simply trying to be a kid. I look at my schedule…there is a 17-year-old in my office for […]

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Are You Registered to Vote?
Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Three short months from now voters across the country will head to the polls for the midterm elections, casting their votes on numerous important issues and proposals on the ballot. You have the opportunity let your voice be heard through the voting process. But are you ready to vote? The deadline to register to vote […]

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Ready to go back to school?

Every school year parents and kids alike look forward to summer. However, it seems like just a few weeks in to summer we are already talking about going back to school! Besides getting all of the necessary clothing and supplies, one of the first things you need to think about is getting a physical scheduled […]

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Having a baby?

Call the CPCMG office in your neighborhood to schedule a visit with one of our pediatricians. We’re happy to answer any of your questions and look forward to meeting you! Here is a great resource from the local chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics that includes some tips to keep you informed.

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Staying Safe on Two Wheels

Bicycle riding is a popular mode of transportation and source of recreation for children and adolescents. But bicycle riding does come with an increased risk of injuries, including serious and sometimes fatal head injuries. Children and adolescents account for more than one-third of all bicycle-related injuries seen in U.S. emergency departments. The good news is, […]

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VITAMINS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS:
ARE THEY SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

Retail shelves are packed with bottles of vitamins, alternative and herbal supplements that boast claims of aiding sleep, improving digestion, increasing energy, building muscle mass and more. It’s a $37 billion dollar industry in the United States operating without regulations for safety, quality or effectiveness. Children are not immune from this industry, with companies packaging […]

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