Love Meets Medicine
All Aboard for the Junction!
Dr.Karyn Collins, MD FAAP Dr. Anna Lincoln, MD FAAP
Board Certified Pediatricians
Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
Being good physicians was just the beginning for us. Our love of medicine and family seeded an idea that became a dream and now reality. Pediatric Junction is about the way we think pediatrics should be practiced:
- A Medical Home Not A Doctor's Office
- Empowering Families To Be Involved
- Showing Compassion And Respect
- Information Always Available
- Hugs And Prayers With Medical Knowledge
- Community Active As Doctors And Parents
- Every Family Has A Primary Care Physician
Communicable Disease Update
Pediatric Junction patients must be 100% immunized. We recommend this for all pediatrics.
Measles cases in U.S. rise; most unvaccinated according to CDC
The USA is experiencing a spike in measles, with 175 confirmed cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 3 infant deaths so far this year. That's about three times the usual number of cases of measles, CDC said Thursday. The USA has seen nine outbreaks this year, with the largest in New York, North Carolina and Texas. More than 98% of measles patients were unvaccinated, "This isn't the failure of a vaccine; it's the failure to vaccinate."
Texas on track for record 4,000 whooping cough cases in 2013
With 70 days left in 2013, the state has seen 2,874 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, and three deaths. The overall rate of hospitalization is 12.7 percent. Patients under age 20 account for 86 percent of the illnesses.
Analysis of the data suggests that Texas may set a modern record for pertussis cases this year. The previous record of 3,358 cases was set in 2009. The state is averaging 17 new cases per day over the last six weeks and may end the year at just over 4,000 total cases of whooping cough.
Flu on the Rise in Texas - Dec. 17, 2013
The level of flu-like illness is currently classified as “high” in Texas, and medical providers are seeing an increase in flu in multiple parts of the state. Getting vaccinated is the best way for people to protect themselves and their families from the flu. It takes two weeks for immunization to take effect.
DSHS recommends everyone six months old and older get vaccinated. Flu kills an average of 23,600 Americans a year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People over 65, pregnant women, young children and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk for complications.
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