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Helping Your Teenager Cope With Acne Oct 1st, 2019

It’s nothing new — teens have been battling acne forever. But how they cope with the inevitable breakouts has changed quite a bit. From over-the-counter products to prescription medical systems, the multiple options may be overwhelming.  Smita Tandon, MD, and her staff in Fountain Valley can calm your concerns and...

How to Keep Your Little Athlete Healthy and Injury-Free Sep 1st, 2019

Youth sports are great. They teach your little one the importance of teamwork, sharing, and sportsmanship. They’re also a perfect way to spend time outside, get in those recommended 60 minutes of exercise, and — hopefully — burn off a little bit of your child’s endless energy. With that in...

With Recent Nationwide Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination is More Important than Ever Before Aug 1st, 2019

As of July 17, 2019, the California Department of Public Health had reported 60 cases of measles. That’s the most since the outbreak of 2015 when 131 Californians were infected. And throughout the U.S., more than 750 cases have been reported. If you’re concerned about your family’s health and safety,...

What Makes Kids More Susceptible to Ear Infections? Jul 3rd, 2019

If you’ve had kids, you know the drill: They run a fever, maybe have a runny nose, and start pulling at their ears. It’s time for a trip to the doctor’s office to get some antibiotics to fight yet another ear infection. Ear infections are practically a rite of passage...

What to Expect From Your Child’s Upcoming Sports Physical Jun 1st, 2019

There’s hardly a school today -- elementary, middle, or high school level -- that would allow a student athlete to start their season without being given a a medically-approved thumbs up to play their sport of choice. The sports physical, or pre-participation exam (PPE), is now a rite of passage...

Childhood Vaccines: What They are and Why Your Child Needs Them May 1st, 2019

Vaccines—also known as immunizations—are an essential part of childhood. It used to be taken for granted that all children would receive their vaccinations against diseases like measles, mumps, polio, and pertussis, but that is no longer the case. A growing movement of parents is saying no to vaccinating their children,...

5 Reasons Why Autism Diagnosis Is Delayed Apr 17th, 2019

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a brain disorder that is usually diagnosed in childhood. This developmental disability is characterized by social, behavioral, and communication challenges. Symptoms vary greatly from child to child, but common signs of autism are limited eye contact, lack of facial expression, and making repetitive...

Most Common Allergies in Kids Mar 29th, 2019

When it comes to allergies of any kind, kids suffer more than adults, with 40% of American kids diagnosed with allergies as opposed to 30% of adults. And these numbers have been steadily rising over the last few decades, especially when it comes to food allergies. Here at our pediatric...