April 24, 2014

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    By Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Grim news out. E-cigarette use in teens has doubled in a year. The CDC reports that 1 in 10 high school students admitted to ever using an e-cigarette in 2012. The rate of use doubled for middle school students as well. Although I’m not surprised, I remember just weeks… read more →

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    Children of Immigrants

    Ricky Y. Choi, MD, MPH, FAAP | For many the immigration debate in Washington is more than just a debate. It’s potentially life altering. And while most of the focus has been on beefing up borders and deciding who deserves citizenship, there is one group that does not get enough discussion, children. As a pediatrician… read more →

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    It’s All About the Snacks

    By Cara Barone, MD, FAAP | Every day at work as a pediatrician I talk about healthy lifestyle habits.  I never have as much time as I would like for this discussion, but I always make a point to discuss the importance of exercise and nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods.  My goal is to… read more →

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    Social Media Makes Me A Better Pediatrician

    Heidi Román, MD, FAAP | About two years ago I started writing more regularly–reflections on being a new mom, thoughts on my changing perspective as a pediatrician. I kept a notebook that quickly filled with musings that occurred to me during clinic, questions parents asked, things that came up with my son. I realized that… read more →


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Note from District Chair

Oct 21, 2013

Stuart Cohen, MD, MPH | Welcome to the new and revised California Pediatrician. Our periodic journal is just one of many ways we try and keep in touch with our members.


From the Editor

Oct 21, 2013

By Heidi Roman, MD | The American Academy of Pediatrics, California (District IX) is very excited to publish this first issue of our magazine, California Pediatrician, in its new digital format. 

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Three for Thought

Oct 21, 2013

By Kris Calvin, AAP-CA CEO | 1. Governor Signs AAP-CA Supported Bills in Priority Area of Gun Violence, Child Poverty and More!

American Academy of Pediatrics California District IX Chapters


Chapter 1

Chapter 1 members represent communities from the northern CA border to the central San Joaquin Valley.


Chapter 2

Chapter 2 serves Kern, LA, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties.


Chapter 3

Chapter 3 is dedicated to achieving optimal health for all children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.


Chapter 4

Chapter 4 provides evidence-based recommendations for child health in Orange County.