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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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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN:
FINDING TIME TO EXERCISE

“I am so busy keeping track of an active three-year-old! How can I find time in my schedule for some exercise?” It’s true that you need to keep a close eye on toddlers, so it might feel like almost every minute of every day is spoken for. But I have a few suggestions for you! […]

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CPCMG Announces Holiday Hours

It’s hard to believe the holidays are already here! Please note CPCMG’s holiday hours: Monday, December 24: CPCMG open 8am to 12pm; CPEC closed. Tuesday, December 25: CPCMG and CPEC are both closed. Monday, December 31: CPCMG open 8am to 12pm; CPEC closed. Tuesday, January 2, 2019: CPCMG and CPEC are both closed. Our nurse triage […]

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HELP YOUR KIDS SAY NO WAY TO TOBACCO TODAY!

The reality is that 5.6 million U.S. kids alive today will ultimately die from smoking. Currently in California, 5.4% of high schoolers smoke traditional cigarettes and 17.5% use e-cigarettes. What’s with the rise in the use of e-cigarettes? Let’s take a look at the myths and realities of this industry. Myth: e-cigarettes are safe. The […]

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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN:
STREP THROAT

My kindergartner is complaining of a sore throat. How can I tell if they have strep throat? Every fall, school kids come into my office with strep throat or strep pharyngitis. The illness seems to happen when students return to classes and it is especially common in children ages 5-15 years old. The challenge is […]

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TODAY’S TEENS ARE STRESSED OUT…
Here’s Some Advice…for Parents

Dr. Anna Mendenhall from our Encinitas pediatric office shares her perspective on how our teens are coping in the face of unrealistic expectations from parents…in addition to growing up, learning new life skills, dealing with peer pressure and simply trying to be a kid. I look at my schedule…there is a 17-year-old in my office for […]

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Are You Registered to Vote?
Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Three short months from now voters across the country will head to the polls for the midterm elections, casting their votes on numerous important issues and proposals on the ballot. You have the opportunity let your voice be heard through the voting process. But are you ready to vote? The deadline to register to vote […]

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Ready to go Back to School?

Every school year parents and kids alike look forward to summer. However, it seems like just a few weeks in to summer we are already talking about going back to school! Besides getting all of the necessary clothing and supplies, one of the first things you need to think about is getting a physical scheduled […]

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