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  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    Pediatric offices are swamped right now! In the first months of the new year, children always have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now. What I don't...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Cold weather does not cause colds!

    It's been bitterly cold across the country lately, including in my home state of Texas. We've survived "icemageddon," which is finally starting to subside and kids around here are back in school. One theme I keep hearing from parents is that cold weather...
  • Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
  • Fall can trigger allergy symptoms in children

    Fall can trigger allergy symptoms in children
    The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
  • Site uses social media to track illness; app in works

    Site uses social media to track illness; app in works
    You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday" as groundbreaking advancements in science, but Graham Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site sickweather.com, thinks they are....
  • Seminole seeks volunteers for one-stop event for homeless kids

    Seminole seeks volunteers for one-stop event for homeless kids
    The Seminole school district is looking for volunteers --- 200 still needed! -- to help with its annual, free, one-stop event for homeless students and their families. The goal of the Nov. 16 event is to offer services (haircuts andĀ flu shots),...
  • Pro-Obamacare ads that target young people causing controversy

    Pro-Obamacare ads that target young people causing controversy
    A series of advertisements encouraging young people to sign up for health care are turning heads and drawing criticism. Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education have partnered to create what has become a controversial ad...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Not everyone with a sore throat needs a strep test

    We're still in the "sick season," with at least 6-8 weeks to go before things slow down. The good news is, flu does seem to be waning, but there are still plenty of coughs, colds and sore throats out there. Many children complain of sore throats this...
  • Concert review: Avenged Sevenfold at Amway Center

    Concert review: Avenged Sevenfold at Amway Center
    Pity the heavy metal band seeking respect in a world obsessed with Justin Bieber, Kanye West and whatever it was that Miley Cyrus was doing at the VMAs. Somehow, venerable rockers Avenged Sevenfold managed to fight through the pop clutter to top the...
  • Free flu shots available at 3 locations

    Free flu shots available at 3 locations
    The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations: * Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. * Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
  • Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap

    Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap
    The makers of antibacterial soaps and bodywashes will have to demonstrate that their products are safe, effective, and prevent the spread of illness better than good old-fashioned soap and water, or they'll have to conform to new rules, the Food & Drug...