The shocking news about the recent measles outbreak is a regrettable reminder to all of us of just how preventable this disease truly is when your child is vaccinated. Measles, also called rubeola, 10-day measles, or red measles, is a highly contagious viral illness that results …Click here to continue reading
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It’d certainly be a shame to miss all that crisp weather and gorgeous scenery because of influenza.
The highly contagious virus affects the respiratory system, causing fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. It is an annual scourge, changing a bit every season so even though you may have had influenza several years ago, you can …Click here to continue reading
A recent CDC study pointed out that even healthy children can develop complications from influenza, such as severe pneumonia or death. Young infants, children with other illnesses, pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk for severe cases of the flu.
Many parents mistakenly refer to a stomach illness with vomiting and diarrhea as the flu. Actually, the flu is a respiratory illness with high fever, headaches, body aches, chills, cough …Click here to continue reading
Vaccinations are a very safe and proven way to protect your child from diseases that can cause injury or death. They can help protect children from diseases such as:
- Whooping cough
- Some types of bacterial pneumonia
- Serious blood infections
- Several types of meningitis
- Certain liver diseases
- Cervical cancer
Some people avoid vaccines because they believe immunizations can make you sick. This isn’t true. Most vaccines cause only minor side effects. If a child gets a disease that …Click here to continue reading
Flu is here! If you watch the news, you know we are in the midst of the worst flu season in years. Emergency rooms are overflowing, kids and adults are missing school and work, and it’s only early January.
Why is it so bad? Influenza, the virus that causes the flu, has the ability to mutate every year. This is why everyone needs yearly flu shots. This year’s strain is …Click here to continue reading
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, a noticeable increase in influenza cases and associated hospitalizations nationwide — including Wisconsin — serves as a reminder that it is not too late to receive the flu vaccine.
The flu causes high fever, aches, cough and fatigue. It also can lead to pneumonia and even death. Pregnant women, infants and anyone with ongoing medical conditions such …Click here to continue reading
In our region, influenza illnesses are most common in late fall and winter. The “flu” causes high fever, achiness, cough and fatigue. It also can lead to pneumonia and even death. Pregnant women, infants and anyone with ongoing medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and asthma have a greater risk of becoming seriously ill from the infection.
The best way to make sure you and your family stay healthy is for everyone over the age of …Click here to continue reading
The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this week on a study that found having older siblings already vaccinated for chickenpox reduced the likelihood of infants developing chickenpox by 90 percent. Other medical studies have shown similar large decreases in the number of infants who got sick with measles, whooping cough and the flu when their families were up to date on vaccinations. These studies are a reminder that young infants are more vulnerable to many diseases. The younger infants are when they get sick, the more likely …Continue reading this post