Monthly Archives: July 2015

More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

American parents’ views about childhood vaccines became more favorable over the past year, a new poll finds. During that time, a number of measles and whooping cough outbreaks made headlines across the country, the researchers noted. “Over the last year, there have been high-profile news stories about outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and whooping… Read more »

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed by Parents, in Infants

Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize. Identifying and treating ear infections in babies is important because they can lead to other problems, according to Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Loyola University Health System… Read more »

SMHCS, Sarasota best in U.S. for key health measures

Sarasota recently was named the best city in the nation for key hospital outcomes, led by Sarasota Memorial’s performance on a number of Medicare measures, according to a new study. BetterDoctor, an online consumer health site, evaluated information from Medicare’s hospital readmissions, complications and mortality database. The study scored hospitals based on whether their rates in these key… Read more »