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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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South Bay Saturday Clinic Now Open

Same-day and walk-in sick child appointments are now available at the South Bay Saturday Clinic. Conveniently located off Interstate 805 in Chula Vista, the clinic is behind Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. Parking is free for patients and their families.

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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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What is a “cold” and how should you treat it?

Every fall/winter we go through the same dreaded respiratory virus season.  What exactly does that mean?  For doctors it means very busy days in the office.  For patients it means lots of colds, coughs, croup, sinus infections, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and influenza to name a few.  The most likely upper respiratory infection you and your […]

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Itchy, dry skin….what to do?

It’s that time of year when the heater can dry our home environment out a bit and your child has dry skin and seems itchy…Here are some helpful tips on home care and when you need to see your pediatrician.

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