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CPCMG offices and all CPEC locations will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020. We will reopen Tuesday, May 26 with regular hours.

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CPCMG offices and CPEC closed 5/25/2020

CPCMG offices and all CPEC locations will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020. We will reopen Tuesday, May 26 with regular hours.

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ASTHMA: WHAT IS IT AND
WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR IT?

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that affects 7.5% of children in the United States.  Patients with asthma develop swelling of their airway when faced with a variety of irritants or triggers. For many patients with asthma, a respiratory viral illness triggers their asthma causing trouble breathing and wheezing. Wheezing is the sound […]

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GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

Without the normal routines of school schedules, after-school activities, and family time due to COVID-19, many kids and teens may have trouble sleeping. Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

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COVID-19: All about testing

During a routine well child check for your child, your CPCMG pediatrician might order lab work like a blood or urine test. These medical tests help your pediatrician learn how well your child’s body is working and help diagnose diseases or infections like diabetes or the flu. For COVID-19, there are two types of tests […]

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FINDING BALANCE: Kids and Screen Time
during Social Distancing

Thanks to the coronavirus, all of us have had a dramatic change in lifestyle. Not only are many parents working from home, but schools are closed, extracurricular activities are suspended and daycare may not be an option. This creates a long day for everyone and could result in a lot more screen time, but that’s […]

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:
TEACHING KIDS HOW TO USE 9-1-1

Does your child know what to do in case of emergency? Here are five things to teach your children about when and how to call 9-1-1. Explain what 9-1-1 is. Your child should know that 9-1-1 is the phone number to call when they need help or if they see someone who needs help right […]

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LET’S GET PHYSICAL!
KIDS OF ALL AGES NEED TO GET MOVING

There are so many good reasons for children of all ages to get moving. Physical activity can help promote important movement skills, coordination, balance, and strength. In addition, active children will experience improved concentration and school performance, mental health, bone density, and more. Unfortunately, a 2020 report on physical activity from the American Academy of […]

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GOT GRATITUDE? HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE THANKFUL

Being grateful is a skill and conscious choice – it’s about feeling thankful for what we have (without wanting more) and appreciating the small moments that makes us smile. Gratitude can help adults and children live happy, satisfying lives while finding increased self-esteem, hope, empathy and optimism. Children learn by watching your behaviors and attitudes, […]

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SIX REASONS WHY YOUR TEEN NEEDS AN ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM

The annual wellness exam is an important part of your child’s life, even when they enter their teen years. Not only do regular check-ups allow us to monitor your child’s physical and emotional development which will change drastically during puberty, but we have the chance to get to know your teen and his or her […]

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Coronavirus: what you need to know

By now you have heard about the new corona virus, the respiratory illness that was first detected in Wuhan, China. Understandably, there is some anxiety about this virus. Here is what you need to know: If you have not traveled to an area where the virus has been detected or had close contact with a […]

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