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Flu Season 2019

In our latest Pediatric Pearl podcast episode, Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile provides an update on the current status of the 2018-2019 Influenza Season in Illinois. It’s not too late to get your flu shot as the virus is still widespread in the Chicago area. Check out some helpful resources:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza Click here to listen …

Ear Infections among Infants Decline

Breastfeeding, a decrease in smoking and the use of new bacterial and flu vaccines have helped reduce the incidence of ear infections in babies age 12 months or younger in recent years, according to a new study, “Acute Otitis Media and Viral Respiratory Infections” in the April 2016 Pediatrics. The study found that nearly half …