Flu season is just getting underway. So, what better time to discuss the myths, dangers, prevention tactics and tell-tale signs of the virus? I sat down with my panel of experts: Roger Khetan, MD, and Rainer Khetan, MD, internal medicine specialists on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, about all these … Continue reading What you need to know about the flu
Shots. Just the sound of the word brings up memories from dreaded doctor visits where a nurse walks in with a tray of vaccines to inject an unsuspecting victim. The best way to look at how vaccines works are to view them as the attempt to mimic a natural immune response that would occur in … Continue reading History of Vaccines and Why You Need Them
As word about the new SARS-like MERS-CoV virus (Middle East Respiratory Virus, a type of coronavirus) spreads across the globe, many of us may be feeling a little concerned. I don’t know about you, but every time a virus like this breaks out I am haunted by scenes from the movies Contagion and Outbreak. Viruses can … Continue reading How Worried Should You Be About The New SARS-like Coronavirus?
About 200,000 Americans are hospitalized every year with the flu. According to the CDC, the flu outbreak in Texas happened early (much earlier than expected) and the State has experienced a severe season so far this year, which has yet to officially “peak”. But it isn’t too late to get your flu shot! Some reasons … Continue reading Outsmarting the Flu This Year
When kids come home from school, they may be bringing home more than homework. Because kids share water fountains, pencils and germs, it is possible that your little one could contract the flu. But there are ways to protect your child from getting sick and combat those troublesome flu symptoms. “We need to teach kids … Continue reading Healthy habits, flu vaccine could help fight off the flu
The winter months are approaching, and so are the sore throats, coughs and nasal congestion that go along with the cold and flu season. These symptoms are common to a number of illnesses, and fortunately, many of these ailments can be managed without having to see the doctor, and incurring the time or financial inconvenience … Continue reading Preparing for the cold and flu season
It’s here. Flu season. And it’s brought along its friends: coughing, sneezing, body aches and fever. Not only is it a literal pain to your body, it can also be a dangerous gateway for more serious conditions, especially for children. “The most important way you can protect you and your child from getting the flu … Continue reading Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits
News broke earlier this week that some shipments of the H1N1 vaccine are being recalled amid concerns. You may be wondering what this news means for you and your family. Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a voluntary recall … Continue reading Latest news on pediatric H1N1 vaccine recall