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Asthma and your child

boy using asthma inhaler

Asthma affects children in different ways. Some children have only occasional asthma attacks. Others have many asthma attacks that send them to the doctor often. If your child has asthma, the first thing to know is that treatment can control it. And, as a parent, you can do a lot to help your child learn to live a healthy and active life. Start by understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of asthma. Then find out what you can do to prevent your child’s asthma attacks. Here’s more information about asthma in children.

Florida Dept of Health Resources for confirmed, suspected COVID-19, or close contact of cases

Patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or close contact with a case should be provided the following resources to help prevent disease transmission:

Patients with confirmed COVID-19
Patients with suspected COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Self-isolation guidance
Cases should inform their close contacts
Close contacts to COVID-19

For additional information, please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov.

Vaccines are in trials, and we should be seeing them soon – perhaps even by the fourth quarter of 2020. It will possibly require more than just one dose to protect a person, so it will take months to produce, distribute and administer billions of doses of any vaccine. It will likely take another 18-24 months to get back to a semblance of normalcy – ie no masks in public.

Stay safe.

A Parent’s Guide to the Flu

Influenza, or the flu, is a seasonal and very common illness. Each year the influenza virus evolves, making it difficult to prevent long-term. Therefore, it is recommended that you and your child get a flu vaccine each year during flu season near the beginning of fall.

Even though the symptoms are similar to the common cold, they can become severe enough to lead to other illnesses and even cause death. On average 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized due to the flu. Last year’s flu season had roughly 46 pediatric deaths, none of which had received the influenza vaccine. So far this season, we’ve had about 13 pediatric deaths from influenza. Continue reading