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Sports drinks: better than water?

Sports drinks: better than water? True or false? Sport drinks give better hydration than water, so your child need a sports drink if they play sports. IT’S FALSE! For most children who play sports and exercise, plain water is best. If you child is playing sports, be sure they drink water before, during and after […]

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CPCMG After Hours Care Update:
Appointments Required

Our ongoing commitment to patient safety means we provide your child’s healthcare in the safest setting possible. This includes scheduling all appointments for our patients, whether they need a routine wellness check or a sick visit. To keep your family healthy, CPCMG is ending walk-in appointments at Children’s Primary Extended Care locations starting Monday, January […]

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Flu Shots: Protect Your Family
and the Community

FLU SHOTS: PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY Now more than ever, it’s important to do what you can to prevent illness during the pandemic – and this includes getting a flu shot. In addition to wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and washing your hands, the flu shot makes it even harder for respiratory […]

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CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS
DURING THE PANDEMIC

For many families, holidays are the best time of year. From Halloween to New Year’s Day, homes are decorated, favorite family recipes are recreated in the kitchen and travel plans are confirmed. Children, as well as adults, anticipate seeing family members that live far away, and dream about those much-wanted gifts. Holidays are often the […]

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GETTING BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY

As school districts decide how to provide safe and effective learning for students during the pandemic, parents may have many questions about next steps and when it will be safe for children to go back to the classroom. While we don’t have all of the answers to your questions, scientists are learning more about the […]

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Discover Your Insurance Options

If your family has lost health insurance coverage due to job loss or reduced hours, don’t worry. You’ve got options. Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, is a free service that will connect you to insurance options that will work for your family. CPCMG accepts most HMO, PPO, EPO, indemnity, fee-for-service and Medi-Cal health […]

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WEARING IS CARING

One of the best ways to show that you care about other people during this time is by wearing a face covering when you are in public places like a store or medical office where social distancing might be hard to maintain. Face coverings are proven to limit the spread of the coronavirus. They are […]

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ASTHMA: What you need to know

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that affects 7.5% of children in the United States. Patients with asthma develop swelling of their airway when faced with a variety of irritants or triggers. For many patients with asthma, a respiratory viral illness triggers their asthma causing trouble breathing and wheezing. Wheezing is the sound […]

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FINDING BALANCE: Kids and Screen Time
during Social Distancing

Thanks to the coronavirus, all of us have had a dramatic change in lifestyle. Not only are many parents working from home, but schools are closed, extracurricular activities are suspended and daycare may not be an option. This creates a long day for everyone and could result in a lot more screen time, but that’s […]

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:
TEACHING KIDS HOW TO USE 9-1-1

Does your child know what to do in case of emergency? Here are five things to teach your children about when and how to call 9-1-1. Explain what 9-1-1 is. Your child should know that 9-1-1 is the phone number to call when they need help or if they see someone who needs help right […]

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