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Hepatitis A Exposure in Spanish Fork

News stories surfaced today of a Hepatitis A exposure in Spanish Fork. See story link. We have received many calls from concerned families about their health and immunization to Hep A. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the

Secondary Bacterial Infections – Pneumonia

By Jennifer Menon, MD In an earlier post, I discussed care and management of cold symptoms, ear infections, and sinus infections. Now I will focus on the least common secondary bacterial infection seen with colds: bacterial pneumonia. What I will be discussing is a different

Secondary Bacterial Infections – Sinus Infections

By Jennifer Menon, MD While ear infections are the most common complication of colds and can occur in up to 30% of children, bacterial sinus infections are only seen in up to 7% of children with colds. Children with sinus infections will have persistent runny

Secondary Bacterial Infections – Ear Infections

  by Jennifer Menon, MD In my first blog post, I discussed what the common cold was and how it’s usually managed. I also described the normal course for these viral infections. In this next series, I will address what physicians call a “secondary bacterial

Good News & Bad News: Whooping Cough

Two new Pediatrics studies are out this week teaching us more about the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. Lots to learn about how we protect babies and reminders here why we’re immunizing moms during EVERY pregnancy: First, the good news: traditionally we have been trained to