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Winter Illness Part 2

Winter Illness Part 2

Along with holiday cheer, snow and cold weather comes Influenza (flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), two common winter illnesses that can be very serious for children. Below is Part II of my primer on winter illnesses. Influenza (flu):   This illness presents with the sudden onset of fever (often with chills),

A PEDIATRICIAN LOOKS AT VACCINES

A PEDIATRICIAN LOOKS AT VACCINES

Nowadays, many parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children, having been told, incorrectly, that vaccines are too dangerous.  This is far different from when vaccines were first developed.  When the Salk vaccine for polio first came out in the 1950s, parents would endure long lines for a chance to avoid a disease that crippled or killed hundreds of thousands of children yearly in this country alone.