Understanding Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

September 23, 2016

Pertussis or a whooping cough is a very contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it characterized by a severe hacking cough that is replaced by a high-pitched intake of breath that makes the sound similar to a “whoop.” Before there was a vaccine created, whopping cough was deemed a childhood disease. Today whopping cough primarily affects children too young to have started a completed full course of vaccinations and…

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What is a Ceasearan Section – C Section

May 31, 2016

A Caesarean delivery – also known as a c-section, is a surgical procedure that is used to deliver a baby through incisions, created by the doctor, in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. A C-section may be planned in advance if you develop pregnancy complications, or you’ve and a previous C -Section, and are not considering a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Often, however, the need for a first C-Section does…

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ITP ( Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) in Children

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura or ITP is a blood disorder that causes a abnormal reduction in the number of blood platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that helps you stop bleeding. When there is a decrease in the platelet cells, then it can result in easy bruising, internal bleeding and bleeding of the gums. The “idiopathic” portion actually means that the cause is not known. Thrombocytopenic Purpura means that there is decrease in blood…

November 8, 2014
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Keeping Your Kid Healthy in School

May 2, 2013

It’s the time of year again, when kids go back to school. It’s important to get your child ready for school and healthy. Whether your kids are in the first grade, middle school or off to their first year of college. There are some very important tips that can help prevent your kid from getting illnesses like mengittitus, H1N1 virus, more commonly known as swine and flu and many others….

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