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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious virus that is the leading cause of infection in the respiratory tract, particularly the lungs.RSV is a seasonal virus that is most common during the winter months and can spread very quickly through schools and childcare centers…

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Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are convulsions that occur in conjunction with a sudden rise in body temperatur. Febrile seizures are fairly common occurring in 1 out of every 25 children and they occur in both boys’ and girls. Almost all febrile seizures occur in children between 6 month and 5 years, though it is rare for them to occur after 3 years of age…

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Cold Season Is Coming

Fall is upon us with winter closing in and the kids are back in school. Soon the kids will be bringing home more than homework. The common cold is the most common viral infection in the world…

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Medical September 17, 2012

Pneumonia is an inflammation in the lungs, specifically the tiny air sac’s called aveoli. There are approximately a half billion cases of pneumonia worldwide every year. In the US over 3 million people are diagnosed with pneumonia every year, of those more than a half million will need to be hospitalized for treatment…

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Fevers aren’t always a bad thing

Frequently I have parents coming to complain that their children have a fever. It’s 98F and humid out and the children are wearing t-shirts and pants. Everyone is hot when the temperature outside is hot. A fever in healthy kids is usually not an indication that something is…

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Worst Year Yet For West Nile Virus

So far this year the west Nile Virus has infected more people than in any other year since it’s discovery in 1999. Usually the WNV peaks in mid August however so far this year 47 states have already reported infections with a total of 1,118 diagnosed cases of West Nile Virus which includes 41 deaths and the season isn’t over yet. The West Nile Virus is a member of the Flaviviridae family which also includes the viruses responsible for yellow fever and certain tick borne…

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