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The Flu FAQ

Flu season is here! Get all of your questions answered in our Flu FAQ.

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Kids and Car Safety

All babies and children will ride in a car at some point in their lives. Many will take their first ride on the way home from the hospital following delivery. It is important for parents to know how to safely transport these little ones from their first ride until they are drivers themselves.

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Ask the CPCMG Pediatrician: Teens and Medical Privacy

Our pediatrician asked me to leave the exam room in order to talk to my teen alone. What gives? I’m the parent!

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Should my child wear sunglasses?

While sometimes worn as a fashion accessory, sunglasses will also protect your child’s eyes from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays that can cause problems later in life.

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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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