If one memory can shape a person’s life, it’s the recollection that Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of pediatric infectious disease and pediatric infectious disease specialist, has of his grandfather. “My childhood memory of my grandfather is that he signed his paychecks with an ‘x,’ Dr. Congeni said. “He was illiterate. Both my parents are second-generation […]
Riley was born a happy baby. Even when she was sick she had a smile on her face. I would not know at that time what she would have to go through. Riley would get sick with a high fever just over night. We would take her to the doctor and they would say it was OK to give her Tylenol.
Among the many changes to the annual flu vaccine, this is the first year that it has been designed to protect against four strains, instead of the usual three.
A new study by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, which is published in last week’s New England Journal of Medicine, is the latest to show that protection from the current whooping cough or pertussis vaccine fades over time.