Category Archives: News


Measles Update (2/9/2015)

As most of you know, there is currently an outbreak of measles in the U.S.  The ongoing outbreak in California linked to a visitor to Disneyland has grown to over 100 cases in several states. The virus has spread rapidly … Continue reading

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Enterovirus D68

A recent outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in several states in the Midwest, including Illinois, has been causing a higher than usual number of respiratory illnesses among children. Here are some things to know about the virus. What is Enterovirus D68? … Continue reading

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Mumps Update

What is mumps? Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms can vary from no symptoms at all, to mild respiratory infection, to acute parotitis (swelling of the salivary glands in the cheeks). Early symptoms of mumps include … Continue reading

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Choosing Wisely

A few years ago, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) embarked on an initiative called “Choosing Wisely”. This campaign aimed to create a national effort amongst physicians to carefully examine and make recommendations that would help to decrease unnecessary … Continue reading

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CDC Releases Guidelines for Management of Food Allergies at School

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Department of Education released “The Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies”  providing schools and early care and education (ECE) centers with recommendations on how to handle food … Continue reading

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Measles Update

  What is Measles? Measles is an infection caused by a virus that can affect people of any age. The virus is one of the most highly contagious, meaning it is spread very easily and quickly. It is spread by … Continue reading

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I scream, you scream, we all scream about sunscreen!

If you’ve purchased sunscreen recently, you’ll know that the variety of choices can be overwhelming. What do you look for to make sure you’re buying the best sunscreen? Last year the FDA updated regulations for sunscreens and how they can … Continue reading

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Dear Friends of Kids Health Partners

I am excited to introduce KHP’s new blog! A few times a month I will post an entry about a relevant pediatric health topic, discuss medical topics that have been in the news recently, or share information that might be … Continue reading

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