With school now in session, parents need to be on the lookout for runny noses, scratchy throats and constant sneezing. The all-too familiar cold symptoms — you can’t miss them. It’s also that time of year when parents need to start thinking about protecting their kids from this season’s flu virus. Influenza activity often begins […]
As summer memories fade and your kids settle into their back-to-school routines, it’s important to include flu vaccinations on your family’s to-do list. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients including young children and kids with chronic conditions such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related […]
If you “know the drill,” you understand what needs to be done without having to be told. Yet, with the cold and flu season in full force, it doesn’t hurt to get a few reminders about how to handle sick days – even if you think you know what to do. The fact that your […]
When your child is sick, it’s hard to know whether you should take him to the doctor, ER, urgent care or simply treat him at home. Pediatrician Michael McCabe says that when in doubt you should seek a doctor’s assessment. “There’s nothing worse for a parent than being worried and not having answers,” said Dr. McCabe during […]
Although it has flu-like symptoms, bacterial meningitis is a fast-moving infection with potentially serious outcomes, particularly for infants and teens.
Although diabetes doesn’t predispose children toward getting the flu, it may be slightly more challenging to manage their diabetes if they develop nausea and vomiting.