From the monthly archives: December 2015

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Just in time for the holidays, it’s flu season again. Influenza is a common illness every winter, infecting 5% to 20% of our population depending on the year. That makes it one of the most important public health issues affecting Americans. Many people have questions about influenza. Read on for answers to some of the most common questions asked by our patients.

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At this time of year, illness can develop quickly. One minute, your child is running and playing and the next moment, her cheeks are flushed and she is sitting in a listless slump due to a fever. Fevers cause a great deal of anxiety for parents and can make children feel awful. However, a fever is usually no cause for significant alarm. Learn more about them here.

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Why Do Kids Eat So Weird?

Compared to adults, kids do seem to eat pretty weird. The classic "Food Guide Pyramid," developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, is intended to guide Americans in general. We tend to forget that it is not intended as a specific guide for children. (There is a food pyramid for children though). Children are growing; adults aren't. The concern is that children have markedly different requirements than adults, and lumping them together doesn't work. Read more here.

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