U of L Professor Joins Others in Calling for Change to Fever Treatments for Children

Dr. Jan Sullivan has co-authored a consensus statement in the latest Journal of Pediatrics. The statement says doctors and parents should not necessarily worry about treating a fever if a child is sick. Rather, she says they should treat other symptoms and make sure the child is comfortable.

U of L Study Focuses On Vaccines And Brain Development

University of Louisville researchers have concluded that there is no benefit to delaying a child’s immunizations during the first year of life. The U of L study focused on the effect of the vaccinations on brain development. Lead author and pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Smith says it was prompted by parental concerns about […]

New Program Addresses Childhood Obesity

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has launched a new program to help combat childhood obesity in a state that has more overweight children than 48 others. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The program — called Healthy for Life — is housed in the Children’s Hospital Foundation Building downtown (601 S. Floyd St.) and […]