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Posted on Dec 21, 2016

I was looking at the website of a charity that helps hospitals and emergency rooms acquire much-needed pediatric-specific emergency equipment. While on the charity’s website I read through some of their patient testimonials. There were so many compelling stories, some with happy endings and some…



Posted on Nov 21, 2016

As a pediatrician, I am frequently seeing kids who come in with a variety of complaints “just to make sure they don’t have an ear infection”.  They may be waking at night, pulling on their ears, coughing, having a fever or actually complaining of ear…



Posted on Nov 1, 2016

  Screens and electronic media have become part of our daily lives.  They connect us, entertain us and even educate us.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, but like all good things they can also be bad for us.  Are we too addicted to our…



Posted on Oct 21, 2016

There are so many things to know when you have a new baby that it can be pretty overwhelming.  I frequently joke with new parents that all they need to do is feed the baby and change his/her diaper (sounds easy, huh) but in reality…



Posted on Sep 29, 2016

In medical school, young budding doctors are typically taught not to share personal information with their patients.  Doctors should be neutral professionals so that their patients feel comfortable without feeling judged.  Furthermore, the visit is 100% about the patient, not the physician. However, we aren’t…



Posted on Aug 5, 2016

Soon to be gone are the lazy, relaxed days of summer.  With summer coming to an end, it’s time to get back to some structure and routine and the best way to start the school year off right is with healthy habits… Sleep    If…



Posted on Jul 25, 2016

Last week the phrase heat dome entered our vernacular.  Along with the extreme heat we are feeling in my hometown of San Diego, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has issued excessive heat warnings for the Central and Eastern United States, with temperature expected…



Posted on Jul 12, 2016

In the heat of the summer, there’s no better way to cool off than jumping in the pool!  Kids of all ages love to swim, but  make sure they are properly supervised, wearing sunscreen, wearing an age appropriate water floatation device and young kids are within…



Posted on Jun 14, 2016

Happy summer!  School is either out, or just about to be out, and the kids are ready for fun in the sun.  Last year I wrote about overall summer safety so for this post I’m going to focus strictly on sunscreen.  There seems to be a lot…



Posted on May 25, 2016

Click here to watch Dr. Friedman & Deborah Stalling Stumm of Super Moms 360 on KUSI Morning News School is almost out and summer is almost here!  No more teachers, no more books etc… This is great for those of us who have a hard…




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