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Safety Tips

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: How can I keep my child from getting sick?

While there is no guaranteed way to keep your child from getting sick, certain precautions may make a difference.

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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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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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Sun, Sand and Safety on the Beach

Heading to the beach this summer? Brush up on your safety skills and review these helpful tips to keep your family safe on the sand and in the surf.

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Rip Currents: A common beach hazard

Summer is here, the weather is warm and families are flocking to San Diego’s beaches. With 70 miles of coastline, the most threatening hazard to swimmers are rip currents. What are rip currents?

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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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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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