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Tips Feb 22, 2019

Measles outbreak shows importance of getting your kids vaccinated

Renee Szafir, MD Pediatrician

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.

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Patient Stories Oct 03, 2018

The day that changed my view of the flu vaccine

Anita Braatz Guest Blogger

From a flu vaccination skeptic to a believer — almost losing her 3-year-old daughter made Anita Braatz rethink her view of the flu vaccination.

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Tips Oct 01, 2018

Why the whole family should get the flu shot

David Meuler, MD Pediatrician

Everyone in the family (with the exception of infants less than 6 months of age) should get the flu vaccine — kids, parents and grandparents. It’s also important for pregnant women to get the vaccine to protect themselves and their babies.

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Tips Aug 27, 2018

When it comes to kids, bats and rabies, it’s better to be safe than sorry

Jennifer Chevalier, MD Pediatrician

It can be terrifying when your child wakes up to find a bat fluttering above his or her bed in the dark. It’s also surprisingly common in late summer as newly flying young bats find their way into cracks and crevices of old houses and then zoom unexpectedly into living spaces. But the most nerve-wracking part of this Halloween-esque scene can be assessing your child’s risk of rabies exposure.