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Press Releases
ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Contact: Media Relations, (404) 639-3286 CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as…

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In The News
WBRZ: Dangers of leaving child in hot car

BATON ROUGE – Chances are you have forgotten something in your life, whether that be keys, your wallet or an important date, but leaving child in your car is something most…

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In The News
WBRZ – Doctor discusses risks of SIDS from infant swaddling

BATON ROUGE- Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by at News 2 at 4 p.m. to discuss the risks of babies developing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) from swaddling and to demonstrate…

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In The News
WBRZ: Junior League holds diaper donation program for poverty-stricken

BATON ROUGE – With one in three American families in poverty reporting the need for diapers, a local pediatrician is aiding the effort to help children in need. Baton Rouge…

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Health Articles & Videos
What is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States?

The answer is tooth decay or cavities. The medical term used for this condition is dental caries which is Latin for tooth “rottenness”. Cavities occur when bacteria in the mouth…

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Health Articles & Videos
What Is Zika Virus?

We didn’t see Zika Virus coming to the US, nor did most care if it did. Without its association with microcephaly, it’s a minor illness with fever, rash, joint pain…

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