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Coping with Disasters

How Families Can Cope with Relocation Stress After a Disaster ​Unplanned evacuations during a disaster can cause great stress on a community and on the individuals in that community. First Steps of Recovery Recovering from a disaster occurs in phases over days,

Thomas Fire: Stay UP-TO-DATE

Thomas Fire Resources Families can stay updated on the local conditions by checking the Count of Santa Barbara Website. There is also helpful information regarding the use of masks for safe breathing. N95 masks provide protection from small particles in smoke and should be fitted for proper usage.

New Medical Home

Dr. Barry and the staff at Petite Pediatrics are excited to announce the move of our medical office this fall. We will be relocating to a free-standing medical home that will provide our signature care of personalized medicine for infants, children and adolescents.  

MAKE A PLAN for Media Use in School Aged Children and Adolescents The AAP has created an interactive tool to help families create a Media Use Plan. Media can create frustration for both parents and children, for example, both parties can feel ignored, or be concerned about excessive use.  Both parents and children can lose moments to connect emotionally if devices take the place of face-to-face conversations and interactions.  

Back to School Tips

Summer is ending soon and the new school year will be starting up. has some great Back-to-School tips. This is a good time to organize and prepare your paperwork for immunizations, sports physicals, learning issues etc. and/or schedule necessary appointments to be ready for the school year.

California’s Law SB277 to End Vaccine Exemption PASSED.

The statement below is from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) California chapter website. The AAP, whose members are pediatricians, supports the new law that ends personal belief exemptions for mandated vaccines. The new law signed by Governor Brown takes effect July 1st and impacts the 2016/2017 school year (Gov.

ZIKA Virus CDC Outlines Ways to Prevent, Diagnose & Treat Children with Zika Virus Disease ​Noting the rapid spread of the Zika virus, an article to be published in the May 2016 edition of Pediatrics offers health care providers guidance on how to recognize,


Allergies Allergies and asthma, which typically start in childhood, are by far the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. Consider the following statistics: Some 50 million Americans have allergies (about 1 in 5 people in this country).

Ear Infections

Ear Infection Information When is it an Ear Infection? A typical middle ear infection in a child begins with either a viral infection (such as a common cold) or unhealthy bacterial growth. Sometimes the middle ear becomes inflamed and causes fluid buildup behind the eardrum.



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