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Parent Questions: Answered

You have questions, and we have answers. We will be frequently be adding to this series of videos answering common questions we hear from our patient’s parents. Don’t see your question, send it to us and we will consider it for a future video article.

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Why Isn’t the FluMist Offered This Year?

The CDC has announced that the FluMist nasal vaccine should not be used for the 2016-2017 flu season. Dr. Fitzgerald explains this decision and confirms that the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) is still a safe and effective choice for everyone over 6 months of age. For more information on the flu vaccine, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZdDSY-u49U”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Why Are Vaccines Important?

Dr. Vani Venkatachalam explains why MD Pediatrics strongly recommends vaccinations for children. To view the complete immunization schedule for your child from birth through 18, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8dSJPYjvFc”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Why Well Exams Are Important?

Dr. Kincaid of MD Pediatrics explains why well checks are vital to growing children’s health, and what is covered in these exams. For the complete well visit schedule and an infographic we created, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/E_FVs97Ma9w”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Why Aren’t Antibiotics Always the Answer?

Why do we treat some children who come in who are ill with antibiotics, and others we do not? Dr. Fitz explains the difference between treating bacterial and viral infections, the side effects related to antibiotics, and the dangers to patients and society if antibiotics are used unnecessarily.

 

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How do I Use a Spacer with my Child’s Inhaler?

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kim Mowery explains, and then demonstrates, how to properly use inhalers and spacers in asthma management. For more information on our Asthma treatment programs, click here.

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