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Strep Throat

The terms sore throat, strep throat, and tonsillitis often are used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. Tonsillitis refers to tonsils that are inflamed. Strep throat is an infection caused by a specific type of bacteria, Streptococcus. When your child has a strep throat, the tonsils are usually very inflamed, and the inflammation may affect the surrounding part of the throat as well. Other causes of sore throats are viruses and may only cause inflammation of the throat around the tonsils and not the tonsils themselves. In infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, the most frequent cause of sore throats is a viral infection. No specific medicine is required when a virus is responsible, and the child should get better over a seven- to ten-day period. Often children who have sore throats due to viruses also have a cold at the same time. They may develop a mild fever, too, but they generally aren’t very sick. Read more…

Flu (Influenza)

Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu infections are highly contagious. They spread easily in schools, households, child care settings, the workplace, and any other places where groups of people are together. Your child can catch the flu if someone around her has the infection and sneezes or coughs, sending viral droplets into the air where they can be breathed in by others. She can also get the disease by touching a toy that has been contaminated by someone with the infection and then putting her hand or fingers into her mouth or nose. Children are most contagious during the 24 hours before symptoms begin and the period when their symptoms are at their worst. Read more…

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory illness among infants. One of its symptoms is trouble breathing, which can be scary for parents and children. Read more to learn about bronchiolitis, its causes, signs, and symptoms.
What is bronchiolitis?
Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the small breathing tubes of the lungs (bronchioles) to swell. This blocks airflow through the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It occurs most often in infants because their airways are smaller and more easily blocked than in older children. Bronchiolitis is not the same as bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger, more central airways that typically causes problems in adults. Read more…

Other News

Meet Our Current Resident, Sam Abernathy

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Dr. Sam Abernathy is joining us for his first rotation at LaTouche Pediatrics. Dr. Abernathy received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of New Mexico. He is completing his pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

   

Reading Skills Summer Program

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs Offered through UAA This Summer in Anchorage and Eagle River!

  Programs available:
  • 4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergartners
  • Entering 1st Graders
  • Entering 2nd Graders
  • Entering 3rd Graders
  • Entering 4th and 5th Graders
  • Entering 6th-8th Graders
  • Entering 9th-11th Graders
  • Adults, Entering 12th Graders, and College Students
     

Visit uaa.readingprograms.org to learn more about this program

Vaccine Mobile App

VEC-app-promo-largeDownload this free mobile app from the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to learn about the vaccines we offer, to find out which vaccines your child may be due for at their next visit, and to test your vaccine knowledge!
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Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injector Recall

adult-children-injectionSanofi US is voluntarily recalling ALL Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves ALL Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery. Parents please contact our office if your child has Auvi-Q and request an alternate epinephrine injector. https://www.auvi-q.com/  
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