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… Continue reading U of L Study Focuses On Vaccines And Brain Development

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… Continue reading New Program Addresses Childhood Obesity