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12
Mar
2019

Is It a Bad Cold or RSV?

In the winter months, young children tend to be especially susceptible to respiratory viruses. While most colds are fairly innocuous and can be expected to resolve on their own, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) can lead to more serious illnesses such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. It is important to understand what to look for to identify RSV and determine if your Read More >

20
Feb
2019

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Antibiotics have had a positive effect on public health since first being introduced to modern medicine. However, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about antibiotics, how they work, and when they’re necessary. The overuse of antibiotics is a major problem in the United States, and in many cases, these drugs are not effective against the illnesses they’re prescribed to treat—particularly with viral infection.

14
Feb
2019

The Danger of Pneumonia

It’s that time of year when almost everyone you know is suffering from a cold, the flu, or a stomach virus. While some will be lucky enough to escape the season with nothing more than perhaps a few sniffles, many will develop more serious winter illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Bronchitis and pneumonia share a number of common traits and symptoms, but pneumonia can lead to serious complications—particularly for the elderly and those with weak immune systems.

12
Feb
2019

Measles Outbreak. Should I be Concerned?

Dr. Margolis answers all of your questions about the recent measles outbreak and explains what you can do to keep your family protected. Measles is a highly infectious and dangerous disease caused by the rubeola virus. Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases, causing approximately 9 out of 10 susceptible persons who come into  close contact Read More >

30
Jan
2019

5 Tips for Making it Through the Flu Season

Even if there’s no surefire way to avoid catching the flu this year, there are plenty of things you can do to keep you and your family healthy throughout the rest of the winter months. Here are five tips for making it through the flu season, all of which can help bolster your defenses against what can sometimes be a serious illness.