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Safety Tips

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 […]

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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 […]

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Great Grains for Babies and Toddlers

Just like grown-ups, babies and toddlers benefit from eating a variety of grains as part of a healthy diet, including whole grains. Whole grains contain many benefits: they are rich […]

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Home Trampolines: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe

Trampolines are soaring in popularity. From backyard trampolines to trampoline-themed recreation centers, children and teens are bouncing up and down to have fun and also to get a bit of exercise. But with all that jumping going on, some children get hurt.

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Button Battery Injuries in Children: A Growing Risk

As household electronics and personal devices continue to shrink in size, they also pose a dangerous risk to infants and young children – many of these items contain small lithium or button batteries that when swallowed, can cause serious injury. In 2013, more than 2,800 children were treated for swallowing button batteries – that’s one child every three hours! What do you need to know to keep your family safe?

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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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