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                                                    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 for children

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 >>

Asthma Management in your home

                                                       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>>

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 >>

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>>

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.

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

Arsenic in

Rice Cereal

"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 >>

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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>>

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

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 >>