Checkup Newsroom (Diarrhea)

2019
July
03,
2019
| 09:43 PM America/Chicago
School’s out, the summer’s here and it’s time for the kids to hit the pool … and then later a pediatrician’s office if you aren’t careful. ...
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2018
July
13,
2018
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 100 cases of salmonella in 33 states, including three in Texas, following a recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Thirty people have been hospitalized as of yesterday afternoon. The CDC rec...
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February
01,
2018
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
Antidiarrheal medicines are in the news right now because the U.S. Food & Drug Admininistration has reached out to manufacturers of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments to change the way they package their producs as part of its fight against th...
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2017
February
01,
2017
| 04:39 PM America/Chicago
Vomiting. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Vomiting. Diarrhea ... When these are the main complaints on my patient schedule, I know it’s probably norovirus time.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year norovirus causes...
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2016
October
06,
2016
| 09:24 PM America/Chicago
One of the worst illnesses to take care of as a parent can be a stomach virus. Especially with babies and toddlers, vomit and poop gets everywhere. Also, they just get a look of fear on their face because they don’t understand what is happening. T...
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2015
July
27,
2015
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Department of State Health Services has begun an investigation into the increase of Cyclospora in the state. The DSHS is looking to find a "common source" in determing the cause of infection.  The DSHS has received reports of 205 cases o...
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June
23,
2015
| 06:56 PM America/Chicago
Today's "My Kid Minute" topic is diarrhea.  Watch the video below for five key facts about diarrhea that every parent needs to know in only a minute.  In today's video, Doc Smitty explains: What are the common causes? How long can it la...
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April
07,
2015
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
When is a stomach bug not just a stomach bug? How do you know when it is something else or when it could be more dangerous? A report last week from the CDC described a cluster of infections caused by shigella, a bacteria that can cause severe d...
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2014
October
23,
2014
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
Fever, headaches, joint and muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite.Over the next few months, many children will have these symptoms and many parents will, and should, call their Cook Children’s pediatri...
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