By: Dr. Lauren G. Macaluso, Breastfeeding Medicine (New Hyde Park, NY) Happy World Breastfeeding Week! This is the 25th World Breastfeeding Week coordinated by WABA, the World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action. WABA is a global network of individuals and organizations concerned with the ... Read More!
By: Dr. Karen Lidoshore- Fuld, Pediatric Health Associates (Plainview, NY) Many of you have seen or heard about the recent death of an 18 day old baby girl following infection with Herpes Simplex Virus from a kiss. It is important for us to remember that this type of transmission to a newborn ... Read More!
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed a camper at an overnight camp passed away from a Neisseria Meningitidis infection. The Health Department is directly involved and has contacted anyone who should receive prophylactic antibiotic due to increased risk from direct contact. The Health ... Read More!
Summer is here and it’s time to go swimming. Recently there have been multiple news reports of children dying days to weeks after swimming with seemingly no symptoms and their death is attributed to "dry drowning". Unfortunately most of these reports contain significant amounts of misinformation and ... Read More!
Ticks and Lyme: What you need to know for your kids By: Jennifer Shaer, M.D., Eric Levene, M.D., Kerry Fierstein, M.D. There has been a lot in the news recently about ticks and tick-borne infections, particularly Lyme disease. The CDC has warned that this summer ticks will be at ... Read More!