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  • CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients

    CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients
    This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
  • Before treating, learn fever's boons

    Before treating, learn fever's boons
    Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
  • Greg Schwem: Time to $hop for $chool $upplies

    TO: ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS FROM: ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS RE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES Greetings, parents! It's hard to believe the new school year is upon us. It seems like only yesterday your children left for vacation and we began our annual...
  • 5 Tell-tale signs of burnout

    Are you working too long and too hard? Could you achieve more by doing less? Professional athletes are susceptible to overtraining -- thinking that they must run another mile, do more stairs or do one more set. But there is a narrow band that the...
  • Sure, coughs and colds are nasty, but antibiotics are not the answer

    http://www.kidsdr.com This is "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" (Nov. 12-18), developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to educate everyone about the overuse of antibiotics. The prescribing of antibiotics is highest for young children....
  • Don't panic amid flu frenzy

    http://www.kidsdr.com "Flu Frenzy" is rampant in Dallas, where I practice, and across the country. It's certainly been a very busy flu season and one that started earlier than usual in the southern part of the country. Texas has been hit especially hard....
  • It's never too late to get a flu shot

    http://www.kidsdr.com It's never too late to get your flu shot. Those of us who opted for flu vaccine earlier this fall are hopefully already protected, and it looks like this year's vaccine is a good match for the three types of flu already circulating....
  • The Kid's Doctor: What is stomach flu?

    I've seen a lot of patients in recent weeks with complaints of "stomach flu." Just to be clear, "stomach flu" really is not flu at all, and has nothing to do with influenza. The stomach stuff is actually called gastroenteritis, and is typically caused...
  • Flu is here!

    http://www.kidsdr.com Well, I knew it was inevitable, as we see flu every year, but I really didn't expect to see it this early. I've been seeing more than a few patients who've tested positive for influenza and it's only November. The patients I've...
  • Herpes-positive monkeys reported in Florida

    Herpes-positive monkeys reported in Florida
    Reports of herpes-infested monkeys gliding through Florida’s trees were circulated around the web last week, and oddly enough, the reports are true.   But it’s probably not the kind of herpes you’re thinking of. For non-human primates,...
  • 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...