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FLU GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Please visit flu.gov and preventinfluenza.org for current information about the Flu, prevention and vaccines.

**PERTUSSIS(WHOOPING COUGH) ALERT**

Ventura County is currently having a substantial increase in the number of Pertussis (also know as whooping cough) cases. Read More

CAR SAFETY SEATS: A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES 2013

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car safety seats on the market, it’s no wonder many parents find this overwhelming. Read More

SAFE BICYCLING STARTS EARLY

TIPP (The Injury Prevention Program) courtesy of the AAP has a must read on how to encourage safe bicycling habits. Click here to read

IS YOUR HOUSEHOLD POISON SAFE?

You can never be too sure about the poison dangers in your house. Please take a few minutes to review the information the California Poison Control System has posted on their website.

CPR TRAINING COURSES

People trained in CPR are a valuable asset in times of need – such as during the aftermath of a disaster. People with children or those who care for children and adults should not only be trained in CPR, but should take refresher courses to stay prepared in the event you need to administer CPR. The Ventura County Chapter of the American Red Cross provides CPR and First Aid training on the first Friday of every month. Schedule your training course now.

COLDS & COUGHS

Judy Driscoll, CPNP, has provided us with this great article on colds and coughs. Click the icon to read it.

VOMITING AND DIARRHEA ILLNESS (GASTROENTERITIS)

Dr. Ben Pecht has prepared an article to help parents better understand “Gastroenteritis”, more commonly known as the stomach flu. This article explains the symptoms as well as the best treatment. Click the icon to read!

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR NEW BABY!

A new baby brings so much joy and excitement to a family, but along with that excitement comes a lot of responsibility. Many questions arise when a family experiences the joy of mother and fatherhood. Dr. David Blank eases a lot of your worries in the article he has prepared. Click the icon to read.

CHILDPROOFING YOUR HOME

Sadly, some of the most serious and sometimes deadly accidents that take place in the home could have been prevented with just a little precaution.

PLEASE read the information we have provided about childproofing. Click the icon to read.

*Information in this article is courtesy of California Poison Control System

Recommended Reading

These books are often recommended by our Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Pediatricians:

Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/ Fake Food World, by David Ludwig

SOS: Help for Parents (guide to handling everyday behavioural problems), by Lynn Clark, Ph.D.

John Rosemond’s Six-Point Plan: for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific

Coastal Peds is SO PROUD of our own Julien Martinez who "made it" on The Voice last night! Go Julien!! You have a big voice and, even more importantly, a big heart. We will follow your success! (Posted with his permission).

US Flu Activity

This is a live map of the current flu activity in the United States from the CDC. Get Adobe Flash player
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