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Welcome to the Blog of Newport Children's Medical Group at Mission

Whether your child is an existing patient or you’re searching for a pediatrician in the Mission Viejo area, we’re excited you are here. With the pediatric industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping parents and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote a lifestyle of good health for your child.  Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including pediatric health care news, advancements in pediatric treatment, practical child health care advice and updates from our practice. 

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your child’s best health. 

As always, feel free to contact Newport Children's Medical Group at Mission with any health questions or concerns.

-- The Pediatric Team at Newport Children's Medical Group at Mission

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AAP Smart Brief
By Dr Rodriguez-Toledo
May 29, 2013
Toddlers who were a little overweight at 18 months had a greater chance of being overweight and having higher systolic blood pressure at age 8, according to an Australian study in the journal Pediatrics.
AAP Smart Brief
By Dr Rodriguez-Toledo
May 29, 2013
Toddlers who were a little overweight at 18 months had a greater chance of being overweight and having higher systolic blood pressure at age 8, according to an Australian study in the journal Pediatrics.
AAP Smart Brief
By Dr Rodriguez-Toledo
May 29, 2013
Toddlers who were a little overweight at 18 months had a greater chance of being overweight and having higher systolic blood pressure at age 8, according to an Australian study in the journal Pediatrics.
AAP Smart Brief
By Dr Rodriguez-Toledo
June 03, 2013
A review of 23 studies found that probiotic use was associated with a 64% lower risk of diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile infection. Patients who used probiotics were also 20% less likely to experience C. difficile-related adverse effects including flatulence, nausea and cramping. The findings were reported in The Cochrane Collaboration
Obesity Risk
By Dr Rodriguez-Toledo
June 10, 2013
Australian researchers found teens who consumed more than one can of soda daily were at an increased risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or stroke. "What is important about this study is that excessive sugary drink consumption appears to increase risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, even in young people who are not overweight," lead researcher Dr. Gina Ambrosini said. The results appear in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.