Dr. Ken Haller

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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.


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Study: No Evidence Vaccines Cause Autism

Serious side effects from vaccines are rare and there’s no evidence they lead to autism, according to a new study.


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.


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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.


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.”


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Child Flu Cases Continue To Rise

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.”



Early Flu Season Hits St. Louis

Emergency room doctors at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center say they usually don’t start seeing flu pick up until late December.



Is It Safe for Children to Take Adult Laxatives?

Parents are questioning the long-term effects of an often used laxative in children.



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