Little boy getting vaccine

Back-to-school vaccines: what parents need to know

As kids begin and return to school, here’s a guide to keep their vaccine record up-to-date.

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

Although it was declared eliminated in the US, measles outbreaks still occur every year in the United States. Here are five facts to know about measles.