Please…Be Wise, Immunize!

This one hit close to home. This was one of those stories you read and think "wow...good thing it wasn't anyone we know". Well, in this case not only did I know someone in the story but that someone is my brother; and this story does have a happy ending.You may have seen The Boston Globe article last weekend. It was was a very small one with the title "hub visitor develops measles". Never a good … [Read more...]

As seen on TV: more bird flu myths debunked

Bird Flu stories are everywhere - even on ABC's local channels. Same info with different colors. The Boston Channel and Liz Brunner just had a great segment that spells out the facts vs. the myths in black and white. Thanks, Liz!You'll find a lot of great links to resources as well. Email Dr. Gwenn©2009 Pediatrics Now. All rights reserved. PEDIATRICS NOW® is a registered trademark of … [Read more...]

Will it really happen? What you need to know about the bird flu that you won’t see on tv

Before you grab the remote and watch the show just to see what all the hype is about. Before you watch the show and then panic over what you see, get the facts!Public health experts are not happy about this TV show and with good reason. While bird flu is a concern, that day is a long way off. We've had other health concerns, like SARS, that never quite amounted to the hype. We do need to be … [Read more...]

When being in the top three is nothing to write home about.

Pollen counts are at an all time high! No...you have not become Sneezy from the Seven Dwarfs. You just have allergies. But you knew that - or at least your nose, eyes and lungs did. With our cars and streets covered in yellow, there is no denying that spring is here!But, take heart. - the folks in Hartford and Greenville are sneezing much more!It is a common misconception that not having … [Read more...]