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Posts Tagged ‘CDC’

Where The Germs Are

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We’re officially in the flu and cold season and germs are pretty much everywhere. Now is the time to be diligent about washing your hands and making sure your kids are washing theirs. Want to know where the “germiest” places are? Get your sanitizer ready and follow me. (more…)

Flu Shot Could Save Your Child’s Life

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Although childhood deaths from the flu are unusual, they do happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report stating that 115 children died of flu-related causes last year.  Less than a quarter of the victims had received the flu vaccine. Experts said that the vaccine more than likely could have saved the lives of these children. (more…)

Keep Your Athletes Hydrated On and Off the Field

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

With summer heat in full swing all across the country and kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like it is a good time to discuss heat related illnesses and their prevention. (more…)

Dealing With Dog Bites

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I received an email via our iPhone App from a mom who was very worried after her daughter had been bitten by a friend’s dog.  This is a common concern/query to the pediatrician.  In fact, one of my own children was severely bitten by a friend’s dog, but I had somehow forgotten that experience and the 20 stitches to his face! (more…)

Vaccines Produce Decline In Bacterial Meningitis Cases

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Bacterial meningitis, a potentially life threatening disease that affects children and adults, is on the decline thanks to required immunizations. (more…)

Experts: Replace Recalled Name Brand Medicine With Generic

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

What to do? When kids begin sniffling, the first thing many parents reach for is Children’s Tylenol. But that option is not available since a massive recall last year. (more…)

Second Dose of Chicken Pox Vaccine Recommended

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Yale researchers recommend a double dose of the chicken pox vaccine to prevent illness in children. (more…)

Heavy Metals in Children’s Toys

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging Congress to address the heavy metals in children’s products. (more…)

Acetaminophen, No Threat To Child’s Liver

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Concerns about liver injuries in children who take the common painkiller acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol in the U.S. are unfounded, researchers said on Monday. (more…)

Teens Waiting Longer For Sex, But Still Taking Risks

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Teenage girls in the United States are more likely than boys to have unprotected sex during their first sexual experience, new research indicates. (more…)