Stories about: seasonal flu

This week on Thrive: Oct. 26 – 30

Here’s a look at what Thrive was up to last week.

Frances Jensen, MD, senior associate in Neurology, was featured in a piece on 60 Minutes about the prevalence of epilepsy and the importance of funding research that can lead to its cure. It’s clearer than ever before: American children are suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency. A novel surgery saves one baby’s vision. The HealthMap team gives our weekly H1N1 update. Children’s doctors talk about how easily H1N1 spreads and Dr. Sanjay Gupta visits Children’s. Our Mediatrician tackles “slut lists” and a Children’s expert offers parents a guide to a healthful Halloween.

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Health headlines: Artificial bones, puberty blocking drugs and Halloween treats

Other stories we’ve been reading:

stockphotopro_70918WPX_no_titleSurgeons put an artificial bone in a 3-year-old’s arm. Parents can use these guidelines for letting their diabetic kids enjoy Halloween’s treats.

Listen to the new guidelines being reviewed by British doctors that would lower the country’s age limit for transgender patients receiving puberty-blocking drugs. The segment begins at the 34 minute marker.

stockphotopro_2801614LNH_no_titleMultiple studies show how pregnant women getting the flu vaccine is an important way to protect their babies. Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita show your child the right way to sneeze. Last weekend, Emergency Department doctors at Children’s began seeing increases in what they think are swine flu cases and Judy Palfrey, MD, FAAP, comments on the Obama girls getting the flu shot. Have you ever wondered how the flu virus spreads? Watch this video to see how.

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Children's doc talks on NECN about how easily H1N1 spreads

Ron Samuels, MD, MPH, associate medical director of the Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center, was interviewed last night on New England Cable News about how quickly and widely H1N1 can spread compared to the seasonal flu, the importance of mass vaccination and how Children’s is having a high volume of patients with flu-like illness in its emergency room.

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H1N1 (swine flu) weekly update: Oct. 21 – 27

bussneezeHere are this week’s H1N1 updates from the HealthMap team of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program.

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