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By Simi Singer • July 22, 2020
Dear Doctor: One of the schools in my area has been the focus of news reports about a bacterial meningitis case. How contagious is this disease? Bacterial meningitis cases in school-age children, adolescents and college students are predominately caused by two [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 27, 2018
Dear Doctors: I heard about a polio outbreak in Nigeria. Might there be an outbreak here in the U.S.?   Polio is a crippling, and sometimes fatal, infectious disease that was once common in the United States. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 16, 2018
Dear Doctors: My daughter had the chicken pox vaccine as a child, so never had chicken pox. She’s now an adult. Should she get a booster? That’s an excellent question. The chicken pox (Varicella) vaccination has been widely used in the [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 14, 2018
Dear Doctor: I'm a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor? Dear Reader: That's a difficult question to answer. I have generally encouraged annual physical exams [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 14, 2018
Dear Doctors: I've been reading about a new illness that's a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You're [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 2, 2018
Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two [...]
By Enrique Rivero • November 4, 2016
If your family is planning to head to Mexico, Europe or beyond this summer, not only will your kids will be among the approximately 1.9 million children from the U.S. traveling abroad this year. They'll also be among those exposed to new infections and health risks. [...]
By Amy Albin • June 27, 2016