Symptoms and Conditions: Flu

What’s the deal with this year’s flu shot?

Have you received your flu shot? Have your children received their flu shots?  All children older than 6 months of age (with little exception) should get the flu shot. You may have been hearing about a rise in the flu … Continue reading

Do I REALLY need the flu shot?

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis It is that time of year again!  Flu vaccines.  Do you get the flu vaccine for yourself or your family?  I will always remember my first year in training to be a pediatrician.  Somehow, I just … Continue reading

When athletes get sick

By: Dr. Lora Scott; medical director of sports medicine In 2009 the swine flu hit our community. At the time, I was working as a team physician at the University of Cincinnati and saw the outbreak firsthand in our athletes. … Continue reading

Every child needs a flu shot…especially those with special needs!

By: Patricia Abboud, MD As a pediatrician that works in the critical care unit, I see children at their sickest.  During the winter season our ICU is full of children with difficulty breathing due to a variety of  reasons including … Continue reading

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