The Underused HPV Vaccine, from the New York Times

You’d think that when parents are told of a vaccine that could prevent future cancers in their children, they’d leap at the chance to protect them. Alas, that is hardly the case for a vaccine that prevents infections with cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV. The vaccine, best given at age […]


From the New York Times, before you send your child off to college   Recently updated !

For Freshmen, Campus Life Poses New Risks By LISA HEFFERNAN and JENNIFER BREHENY WALLACE AUGUST 17, 2016 5:57 PM August 17, 2016 5:57 pm 17 Photo CreditBrian C. Frank for The New York Times The conventional wisdom after college drop-off is to wait and let your freshman reach out […]

Meet The Pediatricians-September   Recently updated !

We will have a meet-the-pediatricians’ evening meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00 PM with Dr. Sliman and Dr. Bilger. These meetings are for those expecting a child, or potentially new patients to our practice. If you are interested, please call our office at (425) 483-5437 to register. Meeting will be […]

Close-up of a newborn baby sleeping on the bed

Recent study shows infant sleep advice not being followed.   Recently updated !

Many infants are sleeping in unsafe positions and locations, especially if they are moved in the middle of the night, according to a new study. Researchers found parents are shirking safe sleep practices for babies even when being video recorded. “Although safe sleep messages have been emphasized for years, our […]

Hot weather ahead: Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness (From the CDC)   Recently updated !

The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask your doctor how much you […]



Why Meningococcal Vaccine (From Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)   Recently updated !

About 1 in 20 children with meningitis caused by meningococcus and about 1 in 3 children with bloodstream infections (i.e., sepsis) caused by meningococcus will die from the infection. Death from sepsis can occur within 12 hours of the beginning of the illness. Meningococcus is one of the most rapid […]

Why Varivax (from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)   Recently updated !

The disease What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella virus, and it is highly contagious. It can spread in one of three ways: by coughing or sneezing, physical contact with broken blisters, or by virus particles from the blisters that are sprayed in the air. The […]



Why flu vaccine (from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)   Recently updated !

Every year in the United States, influenza kills thousands to tens of thousands of people. Probably the best example of how devastating influenza can be was the influenza pandemic in 1918 — this worldwide outbreak killed between 50 and 100 million people in a single influenza season. The disease What […]

Why MMR Vaccine (From CHOP)   Recently updated !

Measles, mumps and rubella are all viral infections that caused widespread illness. Vaccines are now available for each and have been combined to form the MMR vaccine. The diseases Measles The face of measles In 1991 the city of Philadelphia was in the grip of a measles epidemic. At the […]



Why Hepatitis B Vaccine (Info from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)   Recently updated !

The hepatitis B vaccine is given to prevent the severe liver disease that can develop when children or adults are infected with hepatitis B virus. The hepatitis B vaccine is given as a series of three shots. The first dose is given between birth and 2 months of age. The […]