Immunization (vaccination) is a way of creating immunity to certain diseases by using small amounts of a killed or weakened microorganism that causes the particular disease. Babies are born with protection against certain diseases because antibodies from their mothers were passed to them through the placenta. After birth, breastfed babies get the continued benefits of … Continue reading The Basics of Pediatric Immunization
It’s Flu season, time for the Flu shot! Influenza is also called the flu. It’s an infection that causes a fever, chills, cough, body aches, headaches, and sometimes earaches or sinus problems. The flu is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses. What’s the Flu Vaccine? Health experts recommend that all people age … Continue reading Flu Season, Flu Shot!
It feels like a fever. Or maybe a cold. But when you look in the mirror and see spots, you know it’s not a game of connect-the-dots. It’s chickenpox. And chickenpox sure do itch! Here’s why: After the red spots appear on your body, they fill up with a clear liquid. These liquid-filled blisters are … Continue reading Chickenpox: Get a Shot, Avoid the Dots!
Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes … Continue reading Understanding Asthma
To be immune means to be protected. So it makes sense that the body system that helps fight off sickness is called the immune system. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are part of this … Continue reading How is your Immune System?
Dra. María Dolores Terradas is the pediatitian at Turo Park Medical Center. Dra. Terradas graduated in Medicine in Barcelona in 1986, and obtained the specialty in Pediatrics in 1992. She continued her training with a two years Fellowship program in Pediatric Intensive Care in Houston, and one-year Registrar program at the New Children’s Hospital in … Continue reading Meet Our Pediatritian: Dra. María Dolores Terradas