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Safety Tips

Staying Safe on Two Wheels

Bicycle riding is a popular mode of transportation and source of recreation for children and adolescents. But bicycle riding does come with an increased risk of injuries, including serious and sometimes fatal head injuries. Children and adolescents account for more than one-third of all bicycle-related injuries seen in U.S. emergency departments. The good news is, […]

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DON’T FORGET TO BUCKLE UP!

What’s the first thing you do when you settle into the front seat of your car? Do you turn on your radio, or perhaps adjust the rearview mirror? Maybe you program your GPS or make sure your Bluetooth is connected. But the first thing you should do is a simple step that could save your […]

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IS YOUR FAMILY PREPARED
FOR A NATURAL DISASTER OR EMERGENCY?

No matter where you live in southern California, a natural disaster or emergency can happen at any time…whether you’re at work, on the road or at home. Here are some initial steps to prepare your family emergency plan with general precautions that apply to many disaster situations. We have included other resources throughout this post […]

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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 […]

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Kids and Heat

Summer is fast approaching (or already upon us) which is prime time for summer camps, vacations and practice for high school sports. These activities, among many others put kids outside in the scorching heat. What most people don’t know is that kids of all ages are actually more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses than adults. Kids […]

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Ask the CPCMG Pediatrician:
Food Poisoning

Out of the blue, my five-year-old began to vomit today. He doesn’t have a fever, body aches or any other symptoms. Could he have food poisoning?

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Ask the CPCMG Pediatrician:
Atopic Dermatitis

My infant has been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. What does this mean? I’m worried.

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Teething: What is it and what should you do about it?

CPCMG pediatrician Dr. Jaime Friedman helps parents get through teething in this informative blog post.

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Cuts and Scrapes: Wise Advice and Urban Legends

We all know the sound too well – your little one crying in pain after a tumble which resulted in a nasty scrape (also known as an abrasion). What should you do? First, remember to remain calm and reassuring to your child; then get to cleaning and dressing the wound.

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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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