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Vaccine for tweens helps prevent cancer

HPV teen group

The American Academy of Pediatrics immunizations sub-committee has made increasing the number of teenagers who receive immunizations a top priority for 2015. Their particular focus is on the HPV vaccine, which is an incredible innovation in the prevention of cervical cancer. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has many strains and most are easily cleared by … continue reading

Viruses in the New Year’s air

Influenza

Every year we ring in the New Year with a myriad of seasonal viruses.  The ones we are seeing already in full force in the Pediatrics Department are influenza and croup.  This is the pediatricians’ busy time of year! Influenza As many of you may have heard, the most common circulating strain of influenza virus … continue reading

My Christmas tradition, simplicity

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I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas.  I love the meaning of this time of year, the special times with family and friends, and the memories and traditions that last forever.  But, the hustle and bustle and self-inflicted pressure to make the season bright often leaves me exhausted and downright irritated.  Unfortunately, the people at … continue reading

Caring for those pearly whites

Teeth Brushing

When that first tooth comes in, it is so exciting and a little relieving.  Some children are very easy teethers but my kids were terrible.  I lost sleep, my kids lost sleep. I felt like I was giving them Tylenol all the time.  They were fussy, and I was probably a little crabby too.  I … continue reading

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