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Ear Infections

Ear Infections

Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Adults can also get ear infections, but they are less common. The infection usually affects the...
Flu and Children with Neurologic Conditions

Flu and Children with Neurologic Conditions

Children of any age with neurologic conditions are more likely than other children to become very sick if they get the flu. Flu complications may vary and for some children, can include pneumonia and even death. Neurologic conditions can include: Disorders of the...
Can your baby hear you say “I love you?”

Can your baby hear you say “I love you?”

Find out why hearing screening is important, how to get your baby screened, and what to do with the results. Also included are helpful resources for parents. Thousands of babies are born deaf or hard of hearing each year in the United States. Babies diagnosed early...
Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli & Food Safety

Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli & Food Safety

What are Escherichia coli? Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. Most E. coli are harmless and are actually an important part of a healthy human intestinal tract. However, some E....
Prevent Lyme Disease

Prevent Lyme Disease

Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make preventing tick bites part of your plans. Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 infections occur each year. If you camp, hike, work, or play...
Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Influenza is dangerous for children Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal influenza; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from flu. Children commonly...