Monthly Archives: February 2015

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST DISCUSSES VACCINATIONS

A local news station invited Dr. Karen Dahl, pediatric infectious disease specialist at Valley Children’s Hospital, to address questions parents may have about immunizing their children from diseases like measles, chicken pox and the flu. You can watch the interview … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART AWARENESS MONTH

The Valley Children’s 2015 Kids Day Ambassador was born with a heart defect. Neymar is one of about 40,000 babies born every year with a congenital heart defect (CHD). It’s the most common birth defect in the U.S. Fortunately, babies … Continue reading

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ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT MEASLES

Last week’s post, 10 Things to Know About Measles, received several comments on Facebook. So I promised to follow up with more information this week. Measles is still in the news. Parents are concerned – especially parents of newborns who … Continue reading

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