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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 Sep 16, 2015

Every fall we are faced with the same question: To get the flu shot or not to get the flu shot? There are so many myths surrounding the influenza vaccine that many people grapple with this decision yearly, even people who otherwise get all of their…



Posted on Sep 13, 2015

Dr. Jaime Friedman recently guest-blogged for TheScientificParent.org: Have you ever wondered how your pediatrician gets paid? It’s probably not something you spend a ton of time thinking about, however, there are some people who claim that every time a doctor writes a prescription or delivers a vaccine…



Posted on Aug 18, 2015

Every school year parents and kids alike look forward to summer.  However, a few weeks in to summer and it’s time to talk about going back to school.  Besides getting all of the necessary clothing and supplies, one of the first things you need to think…



Posted on Jun 18, 2015

This popular children’s TV show on Disney can help prepare your child to see the doctor.Going to the doctor can be a scary experience for a child.  The grown ups are big, use big words and have weird looking tools.  Furthermore, children often don’t know…



Posted on Feb 9, 2015

Well child checks are a routine part of a child’s life.  These visits are opportunities to follow their growth and development and to review accurate information regarding their overall health.  Topics such as nutrition, bedwetting, parenting, and, of course, vaccinations can all be reviewed at…



Posted on Feb 6, 2015

By now you have probably heard about the measles outbreak that started with an infected person at Disneyland.  This is a huge crisis as measles is very dangerous, is extremely contagious and the outbreak has been a public health nightmare.  The reason for the outbreak…



Posted on Feb 4, 2015

This post is likely to be a little lengthy and a little personal, but I really encourage you to read to the end.  Sad as it may be, I truly think I need to do this for 2 reasons.  I first decided to write this…



Posted on Mar 7, 2014

A person recently diagnosed with measles may have exposed others at Branch Health Clinic Miramar on Feb. 14 and 18 and at Naval Medical Center San Diego on Feb. 17, the County of San …Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced yesterday. The ill…



Posted on Feb 12, 2012

NOTE: This original post has been updated 7/24/2017. With such busy schedules nowadays, many parents are unaware of the changes to the vaccine schedule. One of the best ways to keep your preteen healthy is with a visit to the pediatrician. Preteens should have their immunization…




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