Family Corner: Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease on the Rise

hand foot and mouth disease

It’s that time of year when many viruses start making their presence known, and lately one virus has been more prevalent than usual. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious illness that is most commonly seen in young children, but can affect adults. In late 2016, HFMD outbreaks began appearing across the […] Read more »

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks, Says Study

Flu shot vaccines given to expectant mothers provide significant protection for their babies after birth, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The goal of the research was to determine how long infants were protected against influenza when a mother was immunized with a flu shot during pregnancy. Read more »

Family Corner: Dealing with Diarrhea

Diarrhea is something that everyone experiences at one time or another, and children experience at twice the rate of adults. It occurs when the food and drink you ingest moves too quickly and/or in too large an amount through the colon. During the normal digestive process, the colon absorbs the liquid you ingest, resulting in […] Read more »

Vaccinations are for Teens Too

Immunizations are as much a part of the back-to-school routine for elementary school-age children as new crayons and backpacks. However, did you know that teens should also get certain immunizations to help them stay healthy before heading back to school? While not all vaccinations are required, they are recommended to help protect teens from serious […] Read more »

What’s the Difference Between a Sports Physical and a School Physical?

Sports physicals are specific to a sport and are focused on injury prevention. A RediClinic sports physical consists of two parts: a health history and a physical examination. Using information gathered from the exam and the patient’s health history, a clinician may be able to detect heart-related issues and uncover risk factors that could trigger […] Read more »

Get a Smart Start with Back-to-School Physicals

The months prior to your child’s next academic school year are the ideal time to schedule a back-to-school physical. However, the weeks leading up to the start of school can be a very busy time for families and school physicals may be put off until the last minute – or even overlooked. If you haven’t […] Read more »

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The time when your kids head back to school is also a great time to commit to healthier eating habits, both for yourself and your family! Previously we discussed the rising number of American adults who are now considered obese: an estimated 40% of women and 35% of men. However, the obesity epidemic has affected children as […] Read more »

What Parents Should Know About Zika

There has been much discussion about Zika virus since it first appeared on the global public health scene in 2014. By now, we know that the mosquito-borne disease is very dangerous for pregnant women and their developing babies because it can cause pregnancy complications and severe birth defects. But what about infection after birth? How […] Read more »