Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

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Flu Season is Approaching – Time to Get Vaccinated

Dr. Tom Frieden says getting vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against influenza.

09/19/2014

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Health Officials Say Respiratory Virus is Hitting Kids in Both St. Louis, Kansas City Areas

The Missouri Health Department is issuing a warning about a respiratory illness that is hitting kids on both sides of the state.

09/03/2014

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Doctors Seeing an Increase in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Cases

Local hospitals and doctors’ offices are seeing a spike in cases of a common childhood virus called hand, foot and mouth disease.

09/02/2014

A nurse uses a syringe to prepare an injection of the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination at an MMR drop-in clinic. (Photo: GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Measles Cases Reported in Missouri

The Centers for Disease Control says nearly 200 cases of the measles have been reported in 17 states this year, including Missouri.

05/23/2014

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Study: Kids Given Codeine Despite Risks

A local pediatrician says not to let your child’s doctor prescribe the powerful painkiller codeine without talking about alternatives first.

04/22/2014

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Miss Missouri Flips For National Pancake Day

Miss Missouri will flip and serve pancakes at local IHOP for National Pancake Day.

03/04/2014

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Local Pediatrician Warns Against ‘Cotton Ball Diet’

Some have soaked the balls, which are not generally made of cotton, in juices or smoothies as a meal replacement.

12/03/2013

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SLU Pediatrician Criticizes Vaccine Skeptics After Measles Outbreak

“It is really important, as parents, if you have fears for your kid’s safety, for those fears to be rational,” SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller says.

08/28/2013

Chief Michael Floore (Allison Blood/KMOX News)

East St. Louis Police Investigate Severe Abuse of 5-Month-Old Girl

“The five-month-old child had severe bruises to the head, neck, and eyes. The doctor further told us that the baby had a skull fracture,” Police Chief Michael Floore explained.

08/01/2013

New flu numbers show an increase.

As Influenza Risk Decreases, RSV Becomes More Prevalent

“Most of the RSV can be treated at home with a humidifier, making sure they’re drinking lots of fluids.”

03/06/2013

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