Whooping Cough on the Rise

Whooping cough, known clinically as pertussis, is a disease caused by bacteria. It starts out with the symptoms of the common cold – runny nose, sneezing, a low grade fever, …

Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently published new recommendations regarding vitamin D intake for infants, children and adolescents. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin involved in many processes in …

Is it the Flu or is it a Cold?

It’s a common question asked by every parent. How can you tell if the symptoms your child is suffering from is because they have the flu or if it’s just a cold? …

Velocardiofacial Syndrome

Also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome or Di George Syndrome, Velocardiofacial Syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders, affecting 1 in 2,000 births, but only 30 % of …