What's new with the flu vaccine?

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It may be summertime, but it is never too early to start talking about flu season. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s... Read more

Loss aversion: How can it affect family health care decisions?

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Loss aversion is a very important psychological principle that people care much more about avoiding losses than they care about making gains... Read more

Teen suicide rates up, especially among young girls

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I need to talk with you about a matter of life and death: suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 10-24 years... Read more

The truth: Why pediatricians promote vaccines

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I have heard that big drug companies want to push their products by “buying off” doctors to promote their vaccines. Is this true? The... Read more

Vaxxed: The controversy surrounding a discredited doctor's film

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Andrew Wakefield is a true believer in the maxim that “the ends justify the means.” He believes, in opposition to multiple well... Read more

It’s still flu season. Is it too late to vaccinate my child?

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The quick answer is NO. It is not too late in this year’s flu season to get vaccinated. Since the flu season isn’t over yet, it's... Read more

Could antibiotics compromise my child’s gut bacteria?

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One of the most exciting recent discoveries in medicine is the impact of microscopic organisms and bacteria on the state of a person’s... Read more

Your family’s medicine cabinet: throw out the codeine

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Today’s guest blogger is Kevin C. Osterhoudt, MD, medical director of The Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia... Read more