Dr. Ken Haller
A local pediatrician applauds the CDC’s approval of two expensive new meningitis vaccines.
“If a baby gets the measles, it could be absolutely devastating,” says SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller. “That’s why it’s just really incumbent on everyone to make sure that anyone who can get vaccinated, does get vaccinated.”
The Missouri Health Department is issuing a warning about a respiratory illness that is hitting kids on both sides of the state.
Serious side effects from vaccines are rare and there’s no evidence they lead to autism, according to a new study.
The Centers for Disease Control says nearly 200 cases of the measles have been reported in 17 states this year, including Missouri.
A local pediatrician says not to let your child’s doctor prescribe the powerful painkiller codeine without talking about alternatives first.
“Most of the RSV can be treated at home with a humidifier, making sure they’re drinking lots of fluids.”
Pediatrician: “This is extremely unusual for this time of year, we usually don’t see this many kids actually sick enough to be admitted to the hospital.”
Emergency room doctors at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center say they usually don’t start seeing flu pick up until late December.
Parents are questioning the long-term effects of an often used laxative in children.