Monthly Archives: December 2013

Chicken Pox Party?

Chicken Pox Parties are old school. Back before the immunization against chicken pox (varicella) became available in the United States in 1995, parents used to ask about exposing children who’d never had chicken pox to other infected children. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Influenza 2014

People use the word “flu” as short-hand for any number of respiratory or intestinal infections, but for doctors “flu” is influenza. And when it comes to respiratory infections, it’s the big one. Influenza has arrived in Northern California. The infection … Continue reading

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Nosebleed Section

Nosebleeds are common in kids.  Here’s what you need for home care. A dry nose—from not drinking enough, indoor heating, or dry winter air—makes nosebleeds worse. Antihistamines will also dry the nose. Add a runny nose from a cold or … Continue reading

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HPV Vaccine Recall

  Merck announced a recall of certain lots of HPV vaccine (Gardasil) for trace amounts of glass in the vials. Our office tracks the lot numbers of all vaccines and we did not receive any of the affected lots.

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Headache Homework

Headaches are a common problem in pediatrics with many different triggers and causes. If your child is having headaches, please call our office for evaluation. The following information is for parents of children who have been examined in the office. Track … Continue reading

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