Daily Archives: December 26, 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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