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Dr Jamie Friedman

Dr. Jaime Friedman

Dr. Jaime Friedman is a pediatrician in San Diego, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland and completed her pediatric residency and Oregon Health and Science University. She has 2 kids ages 9 and 12.

Child’s Cough Sound Like Barking? It Could Be Croup!

By April 26, 2016 No Comments

If you’ve ever heard it, you will never forget it: the sound of a child with a croup cough, which has a very distinctive sound. Unfortunately, you’ll typically hear it in the middle of the night, so you are going to need to know what to do to alleviate your child’s symptoms when it happens.  But […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants

Is My Kid’s Growth Normal? A Primer on Childhood Growth Charts

By April 17, 2016 No Comments

Chances are, one of many things your pediatrician will do at your child’s check up is plot his/her height and weight on the growth chart, and tell you what percentile your child falls into on that chart. But what should you do with this information? And what does that percentile mean? This first thing to […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Science 101 + Mythbusting

Can Bleach, Turpentine or Miracle Mineral Solution Cure Childhood Ailments?

By February 16, 2016 4 Comments

Would you ever consider swallowing bleach or turpentine? What about giving yourself an enema with bleach? To most of us this sounds horrible, but a small group of well-meaning but terribly misguided parents is choosing to feed their children these toxic substances in hopes of curing everything from the common cold to autism. While small […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Science 101 + Mythbusting