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RSV Cases Surging: What Parents Should Know

The last 18 months have been both frightening and frustrating for parents. The pandemic and everything that occurred around it has upended families and especially children. The CDC has recently issued a health advisory for clinicians and caregivers about the increased interseasonal RSV activity in the southern United States. After thinking we were beginning to see progress with so many Americans getting vaccinated, suddenly we are being told RSV cases are surging. Here’s what parents should know.  » Read more about: RSV Cases Surging: What Parents Should Know  »

Voluntary recall of epinephrine injectors

This is a link with information about a voluntary manufacturer recall of Auvi-Q epinephrine injectors.  Please review this information if your child has an Auvi-Q injector.
Auvi-Q recall  » Read more about: Voluntary recall of epinephrine injectors  »

Head Lice

Along with kids going back to school, comes the increase of cases of head lice.
The following information is from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).   Visit the AAP Pediatric Education tab on our website for more helpful information about head lice and other pediatric topics.
Each year millions of school-aged children in the United States get head lice. Though head lice may be a nuisance, they don’t cause serious illness or carry any diseases.  » Read more about: Head Lice  »

Is Your Child Sick?

Don’t forget we have a “Check Symptoms” option on our website.  Select from over 100 symptoms to read more about managing your child’s illness.  » Read more about: Is Your Child Sick?  »


What’s the deal with measles?
If you’ve tuned into the national news (or local if you live in my neck of the woods),  you’ve heard about measles.
Measles outbreak in Disneyland
Measles case in Omaha 
Measles case in Lincoln
Q: What is measles?
Measles is a viral infection that is very contagious.   The normal symptoms include high fever, hacking cough, red eyes, light sensitivity, and rash.  A very characteristic rash occurs first in the mouth and then a full body rash that starts on the forehead.    » Read more about: Measles  »


Frequently asked questions about whooping cough (Pertussis)
December 3, 2014
Dr. Phil Boucher

We’ve been seeing some whooping cough (Pertussis) in the office this fall.  We’ve been getting LOTS of phone calls about pertussis, most from concerned parents who have received a letter from school alerting them that a student at school was diagnosed.  Here are the common questions we’ve been hearing:  (click on link below to continue reading this post)  » Read more about: Pertussis  »