Travelers Beware – Shelby Sun

“We should go to Africa for our next vacation.” said my friend. “Africa?” I questioned. Imagining exotic diseases, I shuddered at the thought, while my friend was contemplating an open-jeep safari in the grasslands of Kenya racing a zebra. Each year million of Americans travel overseas exposing themselves to uncommon illnesses. Though I fear and […]

New Vaccine Can Save ER Visits – Shelby Sun

Parents and pediatricians can add another vaccine to their laundry list (now at 15) of childhood vaccines. Oh no…another shot, that sounds painful. But wait, the new vaccine, RotaTeq, is an oral suspension given in 3 doses to babies younger than 8 months old. RotaTeq protects against rotavirus, which causes fever, nausea, vomiting, and watery […]