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Ask the CPCMG Pediatrician: Bowlegs

My 15-month-old child is bowlegged. Is this normal or should I be worried?

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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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CPCMG Nasal Flu Vaccine Update

You have likely read or heard that nasal flu vaccine will not be offered this year based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is important for you to know that CPCMG strongly believes in protecting our patients against influenza, and has already ordered a significant amount […]

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Three Ways to Keep Your Kids Cool

Summer is here and temperatures are on the rise. Keeping cool isn’t just about comfort – high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Be a Water Watcher

Hot summer days are right around the corner and San Diego families are ready to get into the pool or visit the beach to keep cool. But while the kids are swimming and splashing around in the water, vigilant adult supervision is vital to ensure their safety. In the last two years, 16 children drowned […]

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Spring is in the air..and so is pollen

Do you or your children suffer from allergies? If so you are among millions of people who also suffer from allergies. Not every sufferer is allergic to the same thing, however. Some people are allergic to things in the home, like pets, mold or dust mites. This means they may have symptoms all year round. Others […]

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Is My Kid’s Growth Normal? A Primer on Childhood Growth Charts

Chances are, one of many things your pediatrician will do at your child’s checkup is plot his/her height and weight on the growth chart, and tell you what percentile your child falls into on that chart. But what should you do with this information? And what does that percentile mean? This first thing to know […]

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The Importance of Immunizations

The Importance of Immunizations It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Vaccinating your children helps to protect them against many major diseases including measles, polio, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A and B, and other serious bacterial infections. Many people wonder why their children should be immunized. Vaccines are safe and they work! Vaccine-preventable diseases have been reduced by […]

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What is RSV?

Every year from November to April we are officially in RSV season. This may not mean much to you but for pediatricians this is something we brace for and dread. So why should you care? Typically an older child or adult infected with RSV will seem to just have a cold. However, if you have an infant or small child, RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, can be much more than just a cold.

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