Pediatrician examining little girl's lymph nodes

Q&A: Should I be worried about my kids getting mumps?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the thousands of cheerleaders who were exposed to mumps at a cheerleading competition in Texas. How common is something like this, and should I be worried about my kids getting mumps when they go to large public events or even to school?

Sick little girl in bed

Q&A: Is it safe to give my child Tamiflu?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the dangerous side effects of Tamiflu. Dr. Lee Beers answers a reader’s question about the drug’s safety.

Concerned mother checks her daughter's temperature

Q&A: How can I protect my family from the flu?

It’s been a difficult flu season and many children are falling severely ill – even though they’ve gotten the flu shot.

Little girl in bed with measles.

Five facts to know about measles

baby getting a vaccine

Q&A: At what ages do kids get vaccinations?

Keeping track of immunizations can be difficult. This chart explains the approximate schedule of recommended vaccines per age group.