Monthly Archives: August 2010

Another School Year… Another Flu Season

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year again. Here’s what’s new for flu season 2010-2011: This years’ flu shot contains the H1N1 (“swine flu”) strain and 2 other strains of flu virus most likely to cause seasonal … Continue reading

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What is Swimmer’s Ear?

While on vacation, my son started complaining about his ears hurting when I put on his shirt. At first I just thought it was him being a typical 4 year-old, but it caught my attention when it really seemed to … Continue reading

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Rotavirus (or the lack thereof): A vaccine success story

As a hospitalist, I see a sicker patient group. Only when a parent is very worried or a clinic provider feels they need ongoing attention do I see a child in the ED or in the hospital. Now, as we … Continue reading

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What Every Parent Should Know About Concussions

As a parent, it is exciting to watch your young athlete from the side-lines, making a great catch or kicking a goal. Also, as a parent, safety is always something that is in the back of our minds. One injury … Continue reading

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The New Rules of Head Lice: Part 2

    Continued from yesterday’s post …  What should you do if your child has head lice? First, all other household members should be checked. So should any kids who were likely to have direct head-to-head contact. Anyone with live … Continue reading

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The New Rules for Head Lice: Part 1

On July 26, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its clinical report on head lice. It is common in school-aged kids, and it can be found all over the world. It affects all socioeconomic groups, and it can affect anyone … Continue reading

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