Besides the common cold, ear infections are the most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States, with 3 out of 4 kids having at least one ear infection by three years of age (Kids Health, 2013). Unfortunately, this common infection is one of the most common reasons for antibiotic prescriptions in the first years of life...
Posted on 11/7/2013
by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: flu, immune system, kid's health
This past week, I saw an ad for the flu shot on the side of a bus. This public health advertisement is exactly what prompted me to write this post. In just twenty years’ time, the number of flu vaccines available annually has risen from 32 million to 135 million doses (Doshi, 2013)...