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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Measles Outbreaks 2014 Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
    • Measles Timeline - History of Measles and MMR Vaccination Created: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 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 24, 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.
    • Best Vaccine Books Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The vaccine debate continues for some people, despite the overwhelming evidence that vaccines are safe and don't cause autism. In addition to talking to your pediatrician, reading one of these book...
    • Hip Pain Symptoms Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Hip pain is surprisingly common in kids and although often caused by simple sprains and strains, usually warrants a trip to your pediatrician to make sure that the hip pain isn't caused by a more s...
    • Perioral Dermatitis Created: Sunday, April 24, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Review what might cause a child to get a red, scaly rash on the skin around her mouth, including perioral dermatitis from the chronic use of steroid creams on the face." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • Infants with Mononucleosis Created: Sunday, April 24, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Review the symptoms of mononucleosis in infants and young children." itemprop="description"> Saturday, October 16, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Review the latest CDC guidelines on who should get a flu shot this year to be prepared for the 2012 to 2013 flu season.
    • Raisins - Health Food or Junk Food? Created: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Depending on who you ask, you might hear raisins referred to as the perfect snack for kids,
    • Tetanus Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Tetanus is a vaccine-preventable infection that is caused by the Clostridium tetani bacteria. Unvaccinated children can develop symptoms of tetanus about two weeks after getting a wound that is con...
    • Thumb Sucking vs. Using Pacifiers Created: Sunday, July 16, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Review the issue of whether it is better for babies to suck their thumb or fingers vs using a pacifier. Page 2.
    • Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie Recipe Created: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A fruit and yogurt smoothie is a quick, easy, and healthy way to get more fruit and calcium into your child's diet
    • Tonsillectomy - Tonsillectomy for Tonsillitis and Sleep Apnea Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Review the indications or reasons for when kids should get a tonsillectomy, like when they have sleep apnea or are just getting tonsillitis or strep throat a lot." itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...
    • Tamiflu Side Effects Created: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Although its use is somewhat controversial, mainly because it is only supposed to decrease flu symptoms by a day and high rates of its use have raised concerns that it may lead to flu virus strains...
    • Combination Vaccines Created: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Pediarix and other new combination vaccines that combine multiple immunizations into one can mean that your kids will need to get fewer shots.
    • Flu Update - Cold and Flu Season Update Created: Sunday, October 08, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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: Saturday, April 19, 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: Saturday, April 19, 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.
    • 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"> 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"