What to watch: NOVA’s Vaccines – Calling the Shots, Sept 10

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What do diseases like the mumps, measles, and whooping cough have in common? Once considered largely eradicated diseases in the United States... Read more

Your essential back-to-school health checklist

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Today’s guest blogger is Rhona H. Cooper, MSN, MA, RN, CBIS, School Health Coordinator for the School District of Philadelphia. In... Read more

What's new with the meningococcal vaccine?

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The newer meningococcal conjugate vaccine should be used instead of the older meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine for children and teens,... Read more

Preventing common medication dosage errors

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Medication dosing mistakes for children are common when parents encounter various measurements terms used interchangeably by health care providers... Read more

Depression and kids: Why antidepressants shouldn't be ruled out

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The “black box” warning on antidepressants that stated the medications could increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior... 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

App review: CHOP's Vaccines on the Go: What you should know

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Looking for a resource that has all you need to know about vaccines from a trusted source? The Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know app... 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