With the flu season underway, it’s important to get a flu vaccination for protection while COVID-19 continues to spread. Your body typically takes up to two weeks to develop an immune response from a vaccine, so getting vaccinated is the safest way to prevent the flu.
When severe shoulder pain and lack of mobility threatened to end Taylor Donner’s promising new golf career, he sought help at Duke. After shoulder surgery and golf-specific physical therapy, the 36-year-old Durham, NC resident won his club’s golf championship and continues to play pain-free.
Emergency rooms and pediatricians’ offices are overflowing with young people suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can hit babies and small children especially hard. If you are concerned that your infant or toddler may have the virus, what should you do? “First, don’t panic,” said Elizabeth Erickson, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician at Duke Health. “While we are seeing an increase in the number and severity of RSV cases, most kids who get sick will be just fine.”
Here, Dr. Erickson and Duke pediatric emergency medicine specialist Emily Greenwald, MD, talk about RSV symptoms, how to care for your child at home if they get sick, and when you should seek medical care.