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Jaime Friedman
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Pediatrician and mom.
Pediatrician and mom.

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The importance of screening teens for depression
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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…
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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…
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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 screens?  How do…
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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%…
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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 you are tasked with…
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If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know it can be very uncomfortable.  Pretty much anyone who has had one would say that it’s not very fun, so prompt treatment is desired.  Believe it or not, urinary tract infections can also occur in…
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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…
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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…
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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 of information out…
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