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Shabnam Zargar, MD, FAAP

5 TIPS TO HELP WITH DRY SKIN

5 TIPS TO HELP WITH DRY SKIN As temperatures begin to drop and the air starts to cool, our skin can feel dry, tight and itchy. You might even have flaky skin and cracked lips. While skin care is important year-round, it’s especially important in winter when the Southern California air is even drier than […]

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THE WARNING SIGNS FOR JUVENILE DIABETES

More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes and unfortunately, children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. Here’s what you need to know about juvenile diabetes: Type 1 diabetes in children is an autoimmune condition in which the pancreas makes little to no insulin, causing sugar in the body to be high. […]

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CPCMG Lactation Consultants:
Here to Help You Succeed

Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish and bond with your baby. Not only is breastmilk the optimal nutrition for your baby, but it is also high in proteins that help develop the gastrointestinal tract, the immune system, and the brain. Breastmilk also has many antibodies that help fight respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. Human milk […]

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FAMILIES & COPING WITH COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused significant disruption in nearly everyone’s life. Kids who had the daily structure of school and necessary social contact have had that completely upended. The burden placed on children, teens, and families has been challenging. Routine, exercise, and social contact are vital to our mental health. Here are some suggestions below to help […]

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5 EASY BENTO BOX LUNCHES FOR KIDS

Moms and dads are busy and pressed for time, and trying to pack a healthy lunch during hectic school day mornings can add to the frustration. But the bento box provides a perfect solution! Bento is a meal concept originating in Japan, consisting of food items held in different containers within a box. A traditional […]

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Teen Dating Violence:
What Parents Need to Know

Dating is an exciting milestone for many teenagers. Building relationships, learning about oneself and another, and enjoying time spent with another is part of adolescence and young adulthood for many. Unfortunately, teens in dating relationships are not immune from some of the issues that plague adult relationships. Current statistics show that 20% of adolescents report […]

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