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My child’s eyelashes are constantly irritated and they look crusted. Allergy medication is not helping. What else could this be? A child’s eyes can be very sensitive so if your child is reporting pain or itching around their eyes, it is definitely worth investigating. While you may be familiar with “pink eye” or conjunctivitis, another source […]


Prevent Prescription Drug Poisoning

Every 30 seconds a poison control center receives a call about a child being accidentally exposed to a poison – and nearly half of those poisons are over-the-counter and prescription medications. To prevent prescription drugs from finding their way into young hands, it is important that you not only keep your current medications in a […]


National Nutrition Month: Simple ways to encourage families to be healthier

Happy National Nutrition Month! We know that navigating family life and managing busy schedules while trying to be healthy can seem easier said than done. However, it is possible to make big shifts in family health by creating healthy habits through small daily actions. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are five habits to help you improve your nutrition this month.


CPEC East County returns to El Cajon

CPCMG is pleased to announce that Children’s Primary Extended Care in East County will return to CPCMG El Cajon effective Sunday, March 4.


Teen Dating Violence:
What Parents Need to Know

Dating is an exciting milestone for many teenagers. Building relationships, learning about oneself and another, and enjoying time spent with another is part of adolescence and young adulthood for many. Unfortunately, teens in dating relationships are not immune from some of the issues that plague adult relationships. Current statistics show that 20% of adolescents report […]


Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs!

Flu season is in full swing and while the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated, good health habits can help stop the spreads of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses. Take a look at this list and learn what can help keep your family healthy.


CPCMG Medical Center Court welcomes new pediatricians

Children’s Primary Care Medical Group is pleased to welcome Dr. Diana Mosquera, Dr. Catherine Yao and Dr. Shabnam Zargar to their Medical Center Court office in Chula Vista. Dr. Mosquera attended medical school at Universidad del Valle Health Sciences Medical School in Columbia and completed her residency at Long Island College. She says she loves […]


How to have a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!

From trick-or-treating to classroom parties to haunted houses, Halloween is a magical holiday. Learn how to keep your family safe during this fun holiday from Dr. Anna Mendenhall, pediatrician at CPCMG Encinitas. All dressed up: Select costumes that are bright and reflective. Be sure to purchase costumes, costumes, wigs and accessories that are labeled flame […]


Breakfast: How to make the most important meal of the day easy

“I don’t have time to eat breakfast.” This is what I hear from the majority of my middle school and high school patients, and I always have the following conversation with them: “Breakfast is called breakfast because you are BREAKing the FAST from sleeping all night long! When our bodies are ready to start the […]


Hepatitis A: What you need to know

As of publishing this blog post, my hometown of San Diego is in the middle of one of the largest Hepatitis A outbreaks in a long time. 16 people have died and hundreds more have fallen ill. While those affected are primarily homeless and illicit drug users, the outbreak can easily spread.  Officials have recently […]