Standardized Assessment

of Concussions

Meningitis Vaccine Update
Burke Pediatrics is thrilled to announce that we have a new vaccine available to help protect our patients. This new vaccine protects against a certain  Read Full Story >>

For the second time, a journal has quickly retracted a study that suggested vaccines raise the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Archived News

Eczema Update:  Treatment New therapy
FDA has approved "Eucrisa" (Crisaborole Ointment2%) for children over 2yo.HPV 9 vaccine: new recommendations

Arsenic in

Rice Cereal

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has developed and assessed several tests for the evaluation of head injury, particularly concussion. If your child is playing a sport, particularly American football, we suggest you go online and obtain (download) the following test and administer it to your child. Read Full Story>>

RESISTANCE

TRAINING

GalaxoSmithKline has recalled 3 lots of  Ventolin ( brand) albuterol metered dose (MDIs) inhalers for the treatment of wheezing and asthma. Lot numbers are: 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944, and 6ZP9848 .

With the recent introduction of HPV 9 vaccine ( added 5 components to HPV) it is our recommendation that anyone who received 3 doses of HPV ( initial  recommended series) receive and additional 2 doses of HPV 9. This will decrease the risk of female reproductive cancer from 75% to 90...READ FULL STORY

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"Screen Time" Policy Statement

Screen time for children

"ORGANIC FOOD" Fraud

The FDA has recently put out a warning advising parents about the increased amounts of arsenic in rice ceral commonly fed to infants.  Increased a  Read Full Story >>

Medical News

How do online symptom checkers compare to a doctor's diagnosis?

Spring 2016 News
Have you been by to see us recently?  We have lots of wonderful news to share! New Nurse Practitioners We are thrilled to welcome three new Nurs  Read Full Story >>

"POLIO" Update

Asthma Management in your home

This is important to those families who have chosen not to immunize their children because people from these countries come to the Washington,DC area daily and mix with the local residents in many ways and thus potentially spreading it to unimmunized persons..

World Health Organization reports " Polio is still epidemic in the following countries:The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, and particularly Syria have ongoing outbreaks of type 2 circulating vaccine-derived polio virus. The WHO says this "demonstrates significant gaps in population immunity at a critical time in the polio endgame."

Twitter News

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting parents and caregivers not use Balguti Kesaria Ayurvedic Medicine due to the risk of lead poisoning. 

Balguti Kesaria (or Kesaria Balguti) Ayurvedic Medicine is an herbal remedy marketed for use in infants and children for various conditions such as rickets, cough and cold, worms, and teething. According to the product packaging, the product claims to help with digestion and bowel movement and improve the immune system.The risk of lead poisoning was initially communicated by the North Carolina Division of Public Health who tested the product and found high levels of lead. In addition, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services notified the FDA that two children were found to have high levels of lead associated with the use of this product. The families of the children affected stated that they had the product mailed to them from India. At this time, the FDA has received one report of developmental delays in a child who was administered this product. 

The motto of the Olympic Games is Citius, Altius, Fortius which is Latin for 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'. It is a clarion call to all competitors, including the youngest, to engage in training strategies that prepare athletes to be the best in the world. Existing research indicates that various forms of resistance training can elicit performance improvements in young athletes Read Full Story>>

INFLUENZA Vaccine 2017-2018 Season.

Call now to make appointment for this years Influenza vaccine!!!!  "Flu season" has started as early as late October. As always we will be having extra staff available just to administer "flu" vaccine several days each week and on Saturdays. We will also be pleased to give it to parents at the same time as children, upon request

We will not be giving "Flumist" for the following reason.

FluMist, the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine, gave children virtually no protection against flu during the 2015-2016 flu season, researchers found.

According to a study funded by the CDC and published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, FluMist's effectiveness in children was just 5%, with negative 19% effectiveness against influenza A (H1N1) pdm09.

By contrast, the conventional inactivated-virus flu shot had effectiveness of 60% among children and 63% effectiveness against influenza A (H1N1) pdm09. All in all, children who received FluMist were more than twice as likely to contract the flu as children who received the inactivated virus vaccine.

Similar data were presented at last year's Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices meeting in June, leading the committee to recommend against the live attenuated influenza vaccine for the 2016-2017 flu season.

Updated: Vaccine-autism study retracted — again

CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t.

AAP Announces New Guidelines for Preventing SIDS

These inhalers may not function properly. Call: 1-888-825-5249 or your pharmacy.<<Read Full Story>>

Cervical Cancer Screening Can Start Later, Be Less Frequent in HPV-Vaccinated Women

                                                       All to often we do not emphasize the important "air

                                                        quality" issues in the prevention and management of         

                                                       children with Asthma ( also called " Reactive

                                                        Airway Disease"). The focus tends to be on medication

                                                        and treatment but should include vigorous efforts at prevention. Please read the article: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/138/5/e20162589 and implement as many measures as possible even though they may not be obvious present problems...they certainly can become problems that could have been prevented.

Ever hop online to find out what might be ailing you? Millions of other people have, too. It’s quick and easy to look up your symptoms and get an instant diagnosis. But can you trust the results?Read Full Story>>

SUN SAFETY
Now that the sun is out and the pools are open many parents have questions about protecting their children from sunburns. Here are some helpful tips  Read Full Story >>

Travel

Information

The new guidelines, especially for very young children, shift the focus from WHAT is on the screen to WHO else is in the room. And in doing so, they raise some intriguing points about the future of learning from media.  Read Full Story>>

Sports Physical

Are you planning on playing a high school sport next year?  You can have your sports physical done here with us!  Just remember, VHSL sports   Read Full Story >>

HPV 9 vaccine: new recommendations

Planning any international travel soon? Zika Virus The Centers for Disease Control continues to update its website with the latest information regard  Read Full Story >>

AAP Policy Statement

Problems begin when media use displaces physical activity, hands-on exploration and face-to-face social interaction in the real world, which is critical to learning. Too much screen time can also harm the amount and quality of sleep. Organizations like Common Sense Media can help parents evaluate media content and make decisions about what is appropriate for their family.

Among the AAP recommendations:

For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they're seeing.
For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health. 
Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.
Have ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline.

INFLUENZA ( "Flu") Vaccine

FDA: Herbal Remedy Linked to High Lead Levels, Developmental Delay in Child

Women who are fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) can safely start screening for cervical cancer at a later age — and can be screened less often Read Full Story>>

CDC today recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.Read Full Story>>