Mumps Case Reported at Lincoln County SchoolThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there've been nearly 3,000 cases nationwide this year — more than three times the number in all of last year.
Mizzou Mumps Causes Health Concern As Students Return HomeA couple dozen recent cases of mumps on Mizzou's campus have been confirmed.
FDA Warns Against Homeopathic Teething ProductsThe FDA says 10 children have died after being given homeopathic teething tablets or gels.
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."
Doctors Seeing an Increase in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease CasesLocal hospitals and doctors' offices are seeing a spike in cases of a common childhood virus called hand, foot and mouth disease.
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.
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.
Parents Delay Immunizations Risking Kids HealthSome reports suggests parents are worried about the safety of so many shots so quickly after birth.