Dr. Charles Ison: Flu Vaccine: Why Doesn’t It Work Better?

Australia, being in the Southern Hemisphere, has already had  winter. The influenza season Down Under was particularly brutal with a

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Dr. Charles Ison – Diagnosing a Child’s Cough

Children cough. It is one of the most common symptoms of childhood illnesses. Although most coughs are not concerning, some

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Dr. Charles Ison: Why Teens Try to Sleep All Weekend

Teenagers are legendary for sleeping all weekend if they are allowed. They do need a certain amount of sleep, 8-10

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Dr. Ison – Do These Remedies Really Work?

(This column is one in an occasional series that will discuss health tips that you may have heard, read about

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Dr Ison – Vaccine Side Effects in Older Children

Vaccines are an important component of a child’s health care. Severe side effects from them are thankfully rare. Some purported

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Vaccine Side Effects Are Minimal

 Vaccines are an important part of protecting children’s health, but like any medication, they can cause side effects. These can

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Dr. Charles Ison: Best Drink for Active Kids? Water

When kids play sports, they sweat. They become thirsty. Since they are mostly made of water, they need to replace

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Dr. Charles Ison: Should You Give Kids Probiotics?

 The number of products containing probiotics and the interest in using them have grown dramatically in recent years. The concept

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