Get Your Kids Ready with Dr. Tanya’s Back to School checklist

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to start preparing your kids to go back to school. Getting ready for a new school year is about more than new school supplies and clothes. This Back to School checklist will…

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Medical Ear Piercing

I have been piercing ears in my office for 15 years and have gotten quite a few parent and media calls recently on the topic.  I treat infected ear lobes on a daily basis from patients who get their ears…

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Pumping the Friendly Skies

When my husband’s family was invited to a movie premiere in New York, I had to make a decision:  take our 2 month old on a cross country flight exposing him to countless germs or leave him home (with Grammie…

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Measles – The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Disease

It’s mid January and as expected RSV and Flu viruses are at an all time high.  We are hospitalizing more sick kids this month than we have in a while and now we have to worry about Measles as well,…

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38 Weeks Pregnant with the Flu!

The news headlines all read, “The flu has reached an epidemic level in the U.S. this year causing NY State to declare a public health emergency.” Sound scary? Well most years the flu reaches an epidemic level, but last year…

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Always Something New with the Flu

The flu has arrived! Hopefully you and your family have been vaccinated, are eating healthy, getting enough sleep and doing everything that you can to stay healthy this holiday season.  But sometimes even doing everything in your power to protect…

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Tweens Fail When it Comes to OTC Medicine Safety Awareness

Research shows that tweens begin to self-medicate around 11 years old (approximately 5th to 6th grade). Yet, according to two recent surveys of 6th graders and their parents across the country, tweens got a failing grade on their knowledge of…

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It’s time for a Flu Vaccine!

Break out the tissues – it’s cold and flu season! Day care facilities, classrooms and parks will soon be filled with sick children performing the music of cough cough, sneeze sneeze, achoo! So how do you keep your children safe…

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Meningococcal Meningitis — A sad week in Moorpark, CA

Last week was a very sad week in Moorpark, CA and at San Diego State University (SDSU).  A perfectly healthy college freshman contracted Meningococcal meningitis, visited her family and friends back home in Moorpark and then travelled back to her…

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