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Swine Flu

Sept. 27, 2012 – Janet St. James, WFAA Medical Reporter, shares details on a new strain of swine flu that has already infected hundreds of people. Because much of the illness has come from pigs, the Texas State Fair is requiring a health inspection for all pigs before they go on display.  Children’s infectious disease […]

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Newborns Most Vulnerable to Highly Contagious Pertussis

Just last month, we shared information about the spike in pertussis or “whooping cough” from our expert Dr. Jane Siegel, who says the way to help prevent the spread of this disease is immunizations. Since then, Children’s has seen even more cases of pertussis, most of them being babies. Fox 4 News recently highlighted another Children’s expert Dr. Jeffrey Kahn who […]

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The flu frenzy

The flu frenzy

My first child, the darling Emerson Lee Foster, was born at the end of November. The first six weeks of her life have been full of love, joy, celebration and… a lot, lot of paranoia. Seems like all I can think about sometimes are bad drivers, BPA, blocked airways, falling picture frames and contagious diseases. […]

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