Your child’s well-being is always your topmost priority. Children get sick more often than adults do because their immune system is still developing, and they also tend to get injured more often because they’re always moving around and don’t yet know how to protect themselves from everything. When your child is hurt or sick, visitingRead More
Benefits of Vaccines
Studies prove that vaccinations save lives. Despite the false rumors about immunizations making children sick, it is absolutely essential to get vaccinated at an early age. This is because vaccines boost children’s immune systems and keep them immunized. Additionally, vaccines are not only for children but also for adults. Here are some of the key reasons whyRead More
Causes and Treatment of Fevers
Most adults have an average body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. If your body temperature rises above your normal level, it means you have a fever. A fever is extremely common, and almost everyone has had a fever at some point in their life. Having a high body temperature means your immune system is fightingRead More
Winter Respiratory Illnesses
Every winter season, we look forward to the holidays, good food, time off work and school, and spending time with family and friends. But one thing we never want is to get sick. Unfortunately, there are a variety of winter respiratory illnesses that attack millions of people in the United States every year. Let’s takeRead More
Is It Too Late for Flu Shots?
The flu season generally extends from October through May, with most cases making their mark between December and early March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 influenza season was a high-severity flu season, with high levels of both outpatient clinic visits and emergency room visits due to influenza-like illnesses.Read More
Immunizations at Every Age
Polio, measles, whooping cough, tetanus. These diseases are rare these days. That’s because many diseases that were once feared are now preventable. Vaccinating not only protects your child, but other children, those with compromised immune systems, and educators, as well the community at large from contracting a disease. At what age should one receive certainRead More
Pediatric Recommendations for the Flu Season
While millions of Americans have to deal with nasty bouts of the flu, no one is more vulnerable to annual outbreaks than young children. Each year, millions of children are afflicted with the influenza virus, which is far more dangerous than the common cold. Children with chronic health problems like asthma are especially at riskRead More
Recognizing Early Flu Symptoms
Uh-oh. Is it just your imagination or is that sudden cough or body ache a sign that you’re coming down with something? And if so, is just a cold or the dreaded influenza (flu) virus? With all the news about how terrible a flu season can be, you can’t be too sure or too safeRead More
Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter?
Germs Have Seasons Too The common cold is more common in the fall and the spring; and the flu is more common in the winter. That is because the viruses, which cause the common cold—rhinoviruses—peak in the spring and fall months, and influenza viruses peak in the winter. Because the weather during fall andRead More
Can You Get the Flu from the Flu Shot?
Each year the strains of flu that affect humans are different. However, one thing that is not different is that the flu is a very contagious and dangerous illness, causing hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousand of deaths each year. This is why scientists monitor the strains of flu that move throughRead More