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Flu season is around the corner. Influenza, the virus that causes the flu, is a respiratory virus that can seriously impact your child’s health. Common symptoms include a sudden onset of high fever, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, and cough. This is not your run of the mill common cold. Some children can develop pneumonia or end up in the hospital from the flu.

Luckily, there is a vaccine to help protect your child and your family from the flu. Here are five reasons your child should get a flu shot this year:

  1. Reduce their risk of getting the flu.
  2. Can make illness less severe for kids who get vaccinated but still get sick with flu, reducing the risk of hospitalization.
  3. Reduce the chances of your child missing school or childcare (and you from having to miss work).
  4. Reduce the high risk of developing serious flu complications (this is especially true if your child is younger than five years old or is any age with certain chronic health conditions).
  5. Help prevent spreading flu to family and friends, including babies under six months of age who are too young to get a flu vaccine.

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FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR CHILD NEEDS A FLU SHOT

Flu season is around the corner. Influenza, the virus that causes the flu, is a respiratory virus that can seriously impact your child’s health. Common symptoms include a sudden onset of high fever, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, and cough. This is not your run of the mill common cold. Some children can develop pneumonia […]

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CONVENIENT AND EASY TO ACCESS

Now more than ever, you have many options to get your child medical care when and how you need it. Here are the many options available to you: In office visits Schedule a routine office visit with your pediatrician at your CPCMG office for annual well child exams, management of ongoing conditions and more. How […]

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CPCMG Lactation Consultants:
Here to Help You Succeed

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MAINTAIN A HEALTHY HEART

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. World Heart Day is celebrated annually on September 29, to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Here are four easy things to do to keep your family’s hearts healthy: Improve eating habits one step at a time. You will more likely […]

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THREE WAYS TO WRITE AWAY STRESS

With so many hardships and pressures going on this past year, getting rid of stress may seem impossible. But stress management isn’t about getting rid of stress but learning how you respond to the problem and deal with its symptoms. When you’re stressed, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, sad, or discouraged. When you’re experiencing all […]

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Even though your baby might not be able to talk or read, taking the time to read to them has incredible benefits. Here are the three B’s of reading to your newborn: It’s a chance to BOND with your baby. Reading to your newborn is a great opportunity for one-on-one time. Your baby will get […]

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10 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

Schools are back in session and if your child is going to a classroom in person, they are likely working to establish new social networks and reconnect with friends. With so many changes, your child may not tell you if they are having any issues in school. Here are ten common signs your child is […]

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Eye Exams: What You Need to Know

Eye exams are important at all ages and stages of life and at CPCMG, you can expect your child’s eyes to be checked at each well visit. Eye exams will uncover vision problems, detect potential eye diseases, and help your child enjoy life-long good vision. For babies Did you know that when babies are born, […]

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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN:
WHAT’S A FRENOTOMY?

My pediatrician has recommended a frenotomy for my baby since we’ve had some breastfeeding challenges and my baby is underweight. How will a frenotomy help? Your baby may have a condition called ankyloglossia, more commonly known as tongue-tie. This condition happens when the frenulum (the thin piece of tissue that connects the tongue to the […]

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CPCMG El Cajon moves to new office!

We are excited to announce we have opened a new office in El Cajon! The office is conveniently located at 844 Jackman Street with 16 exam rooms and separate waiting rooms for well and sick patients. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we also offer same day appointments, evening and weekend […]

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