Doctors know the sound — the distinctive “whoop” a child makes when trying to breathe after a coughing fit, which is why it is known as “whooping cough.” It is a highly contagious disease and infants younger than 6 months, who are most likely to be hospitalized from the illness, are too young to be fully vaccinated against it.
On August 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), created by the Obama administration, required private insurance companies to start covering 8 preventive health care-related services.
I am hopeful that Kellen will look back proudly at the media attention he received as an infant.
Believe it or not, it's time for everyone to make plans to get this year’s influenza vaccine. The concerns about receiving the flu vaccine too early in the year simply are not true: The protection from the injectible vaccine should cover you or your children throughout the entire flu season.