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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

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

B2S Getting back in the routine

Asthma b2s photo

August already!  Where did the summer go?  Of course all the back to school stuff has been in the stores, taunting us, for weeks now.  Soon the Halloween costumes will start coming out as well.  It’s as if time is in hyper-drive.  But, the kid’s “internal clock” has a way of knowing when it’s time … continue reading

The Stomach Flu

Little boy with stomach pain

The ‘stomach flu’ (gastroenteritis) is one of the most common reasons that we see kids in the pediatric office.  The typical stomach flu starts with about 24 hours of lots of vomiting followed by several days and up to a couple of weeks of diarrhea.  This is different than The Flu (short for influenza) of … continue reading

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