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Nosebleeds: What You Need to Know

With humidity levels so low during our Southern California winters and cold temperatures pushing us to crank up our home and car heaters, children can be susceptible to nosebleeds. Fortunately, they’re not usually serious. Here’s what you need to know. Nosebleed basics • A nosebleed is bleeding from tissues inside the nose (they’re called nasal […]

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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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Managing Kids & Technology

Are you living with a screen zombie? Nationwide, kids ages 8 to 18 years old are spending more than seven hours a day looking at screens – this includes phones, computers, television and tablets. But what exactly are your kids doing while they’re staring at the screen? “Parents should know what their children are viewing […]

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CPCMG ANNOUNCES 2019 HOLIDAY HOURS

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HOW FIND THE SAFEST TOYS AND GIFTS
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The clock is ticking and there’s just about four weeks left to shop for everything on your kids’ wish list. Whether you’re fighting the crowds at the mall on Black Friday or taking the online shopping route, purchasing toys and gifts that are safe and age-appropriate is very important to prevent dangerous situations and serious […]

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CPCMG’s November Holiday
Office Hours

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, all CPCMG and Children’s Primary Extended Care offices will be closed Thursday, November 28.  CPCMG offices will be open Friday, November 29 from 8 am to noon. The nurse triage advice line will be available 24 hours a day ; please call your CPCMG pediatrician’s office for more information.

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Febrile Seizures:
What You Need to Know

Approximately 4 percent of children will experience a febrile seizure which can be scary to witness, but they’re fairly common in children ages six months to five years old who have a high fever. What Are Febrile Seizures? Febrile seizures are convulsions that can happen when a young child has a temperature above 100.4°F (38°C). […]

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Teens and Vaping:
What Parents Need to Know

There’s an epidemic on the horizon and parents can help stop it. According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Study, more than 5 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. An entire generation is at risk of addiction with serious side effects. Learn more about vaping and use this knowledge in conversations with […]

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Diabetes: Type 1 vs. Type 2…
what’s the difference?

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TAKE ACTION TO STOP BULLYING

Many parents remember having difficulties with other kids in school. Maybe you were picked on as a kid, or had a bully that made you miserable. Perhaps you felt safe once you got home and could relax with your family. Unfortunately, bullying today isn’t like it used to be. It can extend beyond the school […]

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