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FIVE SIGNS YOUR TEEN MAY NEED TO BE EVALUATED FOR DEPRESSION

If you’re the parent of a teen, you may have already witnessed enough drama and extreme mood swings to rival an episode of “Real Housewives.” But how do you know if what you’re seeing is typical teenage angst or something more? “Talk to your teen on a regular basis and do the best you can […]

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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN:
Breath-holding spells

When my toddler gets very upset, she stops breathing and passes out. Our pediatrician says these are breath-holding spells and they’re nothing to worry about. These episodes don’t last long but they’re very upsetting. Why is this happening to her? Breath-holding spells can be scary. They occur in five percent of healthy children, most commonly […]

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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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NEW DATA SHOWS TEENS ARE DIETING
MORE THAN EVER BEFORE

Messages suggesting that teens need to change their physical appearance are everywhere – on social media, on television, in magazines and in movies. Those messages are often reinforced with comments from friends, family members, coaches, and even strangers. As a result, teens can develop distorted perceptions about body image, attitudes about food and physical activity, […]

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One Question Could Save Your Child’s Life

As pediatricians, the safety and well-being of all children is our primary concern. When we counsel families on topics like safe sleep, baby proofing a home, selecting the right car seat, sunscreen, choking risks and even preventative care, we are ensuring children grow up safe and healthy. Firearm safety is no different. Children are naturally […]

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SPORTS PHYSICALS:
Get your child ready to compete!

Summer is almost here but believe it or not, it’s also time to prepare for the next school year. Soon thousands of middle, junior and high school student-athletes will be trying out and practicing for their school teams. Whether they’re playing on a court or a field, your child will need proof of a current […]

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CPCMG and CPEC:
Closed for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, all CPCMG and Children’s Primary Extended Care offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. The nurse triage advice line will be available; please call your CPCMG pediatrician’s office for more information.

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10 Ways to Prevent Accidental Drowning

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages one to four years old and the second leading cause of death for children ages one fourteen years old. Here are important tips and steps to take to prevent accidental drowning for children of all ages: #1: Provide constant supervision of your child in […]

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AN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHY CHATS™

Healthy Chats™ is an educational forum that offers parent-child education focused on the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty, and age appropriate information regarding birth and conception. Healthy Chats™ was created by Dr. Chrystal de Freitas in 1991 who is a pediatrician with Children’s Primary Care Medical Group’s Carmel Valley office.  Dr. de Freitas […]

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How to Find the Best Pediatrician
for Your Baby

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! In addition to setting up a nursery, baby-proofing your home, picking out the perfect name, getting ready for a baby shower or two and setting up your gift registry, oohing and aahing over cute baby clothes, find the right car seat and stroller – and just a few other million things on […]

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