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GOT GRATITUDE? HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE THANKFUL

Being grateful is a skill and conscious choice – it’s about feeling thankful for what we have (without wanting more) and appreciating the small moments that makes us smile. Gratitude can help adults and children live happy, satisfying lives while finding increased self-esteem, hope, empathy and optimism. Children learn by watching your behaviors and attitudes, […]

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SIX REASONS WHY YOUR TEEN NEEDS AN ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM

The annual wellness exam is an important part of your child’s life, even when they enter their teen years. Not only do regular check-ups allow us to monitor your child’s physical and emotional development which will change drastically during puberty, but we have the chance to get to know your teen and his or her […]

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Coronavirus: what you need to know

By now you have heard about the new corona virus, the respiratory illness that was first detected in Wuhan, China. Understandably, there is some anxiety about this virus. Here is what you need to know: If you have not traveled to an area where the virus has been detected or had close contact with a […]

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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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