• 17 JAN, 2023
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    Respiratory Viral Season – is it over yet?!

    Respiratory Viral Season – is it over yet?!

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak This year’s respiratory viral season has been unlike any other in recent memory.  A few things that have set this respiratory season apart are that it was:  Early – Many viruses, but Flu and RSV in particular, came earlier than usual this year.  RSV season is classically from December to March,

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    • 30 SEP, 2021
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    RSV: The other epidemic

    RSV: The other epidemic

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   There is currently a “twin-demic” in the pediatric population. The impact of the Delta variant of COVID-19 on the pediatric population has been making headlines in our area and around the country.  The less talked about circulating virus is the Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV.  RSV is nothing new, but

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    • 05 DEC, 2017
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    Basics on Bronchiolitis

    Basics on Bronchiolitis By Natalia Darling, PA-C What is Bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is an infection that affects a part of the lungs called the bronchioles, which are small branching tubes the transfer and carry air in and out of the lungs.  If these tubes are infected, they can become swollen and easily filled with mucous, which

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    • 16 JAN, 2017
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    What is RSV?

    By Natalia Darling, PA-C What is RSV?   RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a virus that causes respiratory tract infections in all ages.  Outbreaks in our area generally occur in the winter, with a peak between January and February.   The hallmark of RSV is excessive production of mucus– in adults this causes a bad cold,

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