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Measles Make it to Illinois; How Safe are Children in St. Louis?

“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.”

02/06/2015

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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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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.

07/03/2014

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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

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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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.”

11/20/2012

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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.

10/23/2012

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Is It Safe for Children to Take Adult Laxatives?

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

05/30/2012

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