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All About Coughs

Winter is the season for coughing…from dry, hacking coughs to those coughs that sound like sea lions barking at Sea World. Here’s the scoop on coughs and when to seek medical attention. What causes a cough? The Common Cold: Colds are viral illnesses that cause mucous production in the upper airway. The cough occurs from […]

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Breastfeeding Q&A

New parents are faced with the decision of how to feed their newborn. The options include exclusive breastfeeding, breastfeeding and supplementing with pumped milk or formula, pumping and feeding breastmilk in a bottle, giving donor milk or giving formula. Oftentimes circumstances require making changes to the feeding plan, despite an already agreed upon method. For […]

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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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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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It’s that time…
Let’s get 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 into 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 with your child’s doctor.

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Kids and Heat

Summer is here which is prime time for summer camps, vacations and practice for high school sports. These activities among many others put kids outside in the scorching heat. What most people don’t know is that kids of all ages are actually more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses than adults. Kids are at higher risk because […]

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Teething: What is it and what should you do about it?

CPCMG pediatrician Dr. Jaime Friedman helps parents get through teething in this informative blog post.

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Kids and Car Safety

All babies and children will ride in a car at some point in their lives. Many will take their first ride on the way home from the hospital following delivery. It is important for parents to know how to safely transport these little ones from their first ride until they are drivers themselves.

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Swimmer’s Ear 101

In the heat of the summer, I know that once temperatures start to spike I’ll be seeing lots of kids with swimmer’s ear. I’m not alone – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) results in 2.4 million visits each year to the pediatrician, urgent care or emergency room. As a parent myself I know how hard it is to see your child in pain, so let’s discuss what swimmer’s ear is, how to prevent it and what you can to do treat it.

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Get the Scoop on Sunscreen

Happy summer! School is out and the kids are ready for fun in the sun. There seems to be a lot of information out there right now that is making it confusing for parents. Does everybody need to wear it? Is it safe? What’s the difference between “organic”/mineral and conventional sunscreens? There’s a lot of information to plow through, so let’s hop to it!

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