Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx, which is in the back of the throat. It’s most often referred to as “sore throat” and is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. In nine out of 10 cases, sore throats are caused by a virus. Less commonly, pharyngitis is caused by a bacterial [...]
The Pediatric Associates Foundation was proud to participate in the first annual South Florida Water Safety Symposium on Friday, March 3, and is continuously working to engage and educate the community about drowning prevention. The Water Safety Symposium united aquatic professionals, health care professionals and both public and private community organizations from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm [...]
Flu season is in full swing. Our offices are prepared to help you protect your children from the Flu. It is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. It is never too late to vaccinate - get your flu shot. [...]
By Peter J. Shulman, M.D., F.A.A.P., M.B.A., Pediatric Associates Chief Executive Officer The debate over the safety of vaccinations has once again resurfaced after it was reported that President Elect Donald Trump has appointed anti-vaccine crusader Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to chair a federal advisory committee on vaccine safety and integrity. Although it’s incredibly unfortunate [...]
Zika is a virus that can be transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries, including parts of the Unites States. In this article we will review basic points of Zika infection including its symptoms, the way that it spreads, the potential implications [...]
Lawrence Garter, M.D. was interviewed about the Zika Virus by Roxanne Vargas during the NBC6 segment - 6 in the Mix. Watch the segment here.
The Zika Virus has now been reported in Puerto Rico, prompting the CDC to issue travel warnings to tourists visiting the island and other affected areas. For more information about the mosquito transmitted Zika Virus click here.
Allergist, Jonathan Malka, M.D. is interviewed on News 6 - Pets May Help Lower Asthma Risk in children. See it here.
American Academy of Pediatrics Reiterates Safety and Importance of Vaccines. Read their statement here.