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

What do I need to know about meningitis?

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Bacterial meningitis is a contagious and potentially lethal infection. Recent cases at Princeton and Drexel universities and the infection... Read more

Children and fevers: The myths and facts

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A child with fever is one of the most complex problems in the field of pediatrics. Unlike adults, children will respond to simple viral infections... Read more

What's new with the vaccine recommendations this year?

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Pregnant teens should receive the Tdap vaccine for each pregnancy to protect themselves and their babies against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis... 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

Can the flu be deadly in otherwise healthy children?

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It’s generally thought that young children and those with high-risk medical conditions are at a higher risk of flu-related complications... Read more

Vaccine refusal linked to large whooping cough outbreak

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Vaccine refusal played a role in the large whooping cough outbreak of 2010 in California, found a study released today online from Pediatrics... Read more

Flu vaccination Q&A: What's new this year?

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Once again, school has begun and our thoughts turn to one thing…the flu. Every year, the world is treated to this wintertime malady... Read more