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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Measles Timeline - History of Measles and MMR Vaccination Created: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Reported cases of measles are on the rise in 2014; a look at the history of the disease and the development of the MMR vaccine might help explain why.
    • International Measles Outbreaks Created: Monday, June 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Although measles isn't endemic in the United States, we still see measles outbreaks after measles exposures from foreign travel, especially among clusters of children with vaccine exemptions.
    • Measles Outbreaks 2014 Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
    • Vaccine Abbreviations Created: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Immunization records can sometimes be hard to figure out if you don't understand the common vaccine abbreviations or acronyms that are now used in place of some vaccine names."
    • Clostridium - C. difficile Symptoms Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      C. difficile is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, especially in children who have recently been on antibiotics." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Insect Repellent - Best Insect Repellents for Kids Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn which insect repellent is going to provide the best protection against biting insects and ticks, including those with DEET, Picaridin, and some natural insect repellents."
    • Travel Health Tips for Parents Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Parents have increasingly needed to brush up on their travel health knowledge, as more and more people travel to places once thought to be rather exotic or off-limits. Get travel health tips before...
    • Vaccine Exemptions Created: Friday, July 04, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about the dangers of not getting your kids vaccinated and why you should be concerned that new vaccine exemption laws may put all of our kids at risk of getting vaccine preventable diseases.
    • Vaginitis - Symptoms and Treatments Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Vaginitis refers to inflammation or infection of the vagina and is a common problem in girls, both before and after they start puberty." itemprop="description" Friday, November 26, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Review what you should do if your child won't poop on the potty, even if she otherwise seems potty trained." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Your child’s body mass index (BMI) is an important tool that you can use to determine if your child is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.
    • Best Sunscreen for Kids Created: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to choose the best sunscreen or sun block for your kids." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 08, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Get updates, activity reports, and the latest recommendations about this year's cold and flu season, including updates on new flu strains and getting flu vaccines.
    • Flu Season - From Start to Peak and End Created: Saturday, February 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Although flu season is usually thought of as occurring in the winter, the severity and timing of the start and peak of flu season actually varies from year-to-year. Review when you can expect cold and flu season to start, so you can be sure to get your kids a flu shot to get them protected from the flu.
    • Deaths From Flu Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Deaths from flu are a lot more common than people think. Thousands of adults and hundreds of kids die each year from the flu, which is a good reason to get a yearly flu vaccine.
    • Hard-to-Control Eczema Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to treat your child's hard-to-control eczema, including the role of Staph infections and all of the other things that should be a part of your daily eczema treatment plan."
    • Blood In Stools and Breastfeeding Created: Saturday, October 30, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Review what might be causing a breastfed baby to have blood in his stools." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It is often clear when a child needs to start ADHD medications, as their ADHD symptoms are causing some form of impairment." itemprop="description">...
    • Where Should Your Baby Sleep? Created: Sunday, July 29, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A reader asks if it is okay to let her baby sleep in the car seat because she is having trouble getting her to sleep. What does our expert say?" itemprop="description" Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Your child may need a specially made car seat if he has certain medical conditions including muscle tone disorders. Explore what's available." itemprop="description" Sunday, October 17, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Review the risks of a toddler drinking too much milk, including becoming constipated, overweight, underweight, or developing iron deficiency anemia." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Eczema Treatments for Kids Created: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn about preventing eczema flares and treating your child with eczema, to help get this itchy rash under better control." itemprop="description">...
    • Breastfeeding and Constipation Created: Saturday, September 18, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Review a 'problem' of a breastfed infant who is only having bowel movements every five or six days." itemprop="description"> Monday, April 14, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Not surprisingly, there has been a debate about the safety and importance of vaccines even before the first vaccine was introduced. Being reminded of this first debate and how now vaccine preventable illnesses affected other people may help parents as they debate the vaccine issue for themselves.
    • Your Baby Week Fifteen Created: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      At fifteen months, parents should become familiar with thumb sucking, avoiding food allergies, excessive sweating, oral hygiene, optional vaccines, making sure your baby passed his hearing test and...
    • High Fiber Foods Created: Sunday, August 13, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Review these lists of high fiber foods to find healthy foods for your child, and learn which foods are good sources of fiber, including many fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), breads, and cereals...
    • Baby Food Stages and Steps Created: Saturday, December 04, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Review the ages, stages, and steps, at which your baby can eat each type of baby food." itemprop="description"> Sunday, February 12, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and...
    • Staph Skin Infections and MRSA Created: Saturday, June 26, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses." itemprop="description">> Sunday, April 22, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      My preschooler was bitten by a stray cat in the neighborhood this afternoon. What should I do? Could he get rabies from a cat bite? Does he need antibiotics?" itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • How Many Calories Are in a Pound of Fat? Created: Sunday, January 08, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Understanding how many calories it takes to gain a pound of fat can help you understand how your kids become overweight so quickly." itemprop="description">
    • Switching to Whole Milk Created: Saturday, October 02, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn about how to change your child from an infant formula to whole cow's milk so that she continues to get enough calcium in her diet." itemprop="description"