Cold medicines: Should I give them to my child?

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The short answer is: No. Sadly, like most things in medicine, there is no short answer to anything. With the winter season starting, cough... Read more

CMV: A more common virus than you think

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This past year the world has been in a Zika state of mind. The newly discovered link to birth abnormalities is cause for alarm and strategies... Read more

Zika update: Should I be concerned in Pa.?

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It has been over a year since reports of complications of microcephaly in neonates born from Zika infected mothers began to appear in the Americas... Read more

Zika virus: Should I be concerned?

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Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of an epidemic of newborns with small heads (microcephaly) and delayed development in Brazil. In 2014... Read more

What do I need to know about Enterovirus D68?

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Enterovirus D68 or EV-D68. Twelve states are currently investigating clusters of enterovirus illnesses:... Read more

What do I need to know about the Chikungunya virus?

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Recently, the Chikungunya (pronounced chi-kən-guun-yə) virus – a mosquito-transmitted infection largely indigenous to Africa and Asia... Read more

Should I be concerned about the measles?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that the United States currently has the most measles cases in 20 years and... Read more

Why is over prescribing antibiotics a problem?

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Today, one in five visits to a pediatric healthcare provider results in a prescription for an antibiotic – this accounts for nearly 50... Read more