Jimmy Kimmel just might have hit the nail on the head with this sketch. While it might be an edgy approach to the topic of vaccination, we feel its message is appropriate. We applaud our fellow physicians for taking a strong stance. ICYMI, take a look.
A visit to any specialist for your child can be scary. Although most children are pretty healthy, sometimes a parent’s worst fears can come true and they will learn that their child has a complex and chronic disease, such as congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease simply means heart disease that your child was born … continue reading
Most people, when planning a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” spend the days and weeks prior to their vacation worrying about what clothes to bring, which stroller to take, what attractions they want to visit, and which restaurants they want to dine in. Now an additional task will find its way to a … continue reading
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
In a previous blog, I covered immunizations for children younger than one year old and the diseases they prevent. Now we will talk about the second year of life. First we booster some previously given vaccines (click here for previous blog) including pneumococcal 13 (bacteria causing pneumonia, and meningitis) haemopholius influenza type B (meningitis), and … continue reading