Posts From Dr. Robert Frenck

I get it. Very few kids willingly receive vaccines. In fact, if parents can get in and out of the doctor’s office without tears on visits that contain shots, it feels like a small miracle. Because of this reality, I › Continue Reading

As we get closer to back-to-school time, parents are naturally thinking about what school supplies their children need for the upcoming year. I think this period of time also offers the opportunity to remind parents that several states, including Ohio, › Continue Reading

Summer is in full swing, which means that mosquitos are a prominent part of our outdoor activities. The Zika virus might be top of mind for some families, so I thought it would be helpful to explain some of the new › Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to turn on the news or scroll through your social media account without hearing or reading about the latest update on the Zika virus.  While I think it’s important to be educated about what’s happening, I also › Continue Reading

No one likes shots. No one likes receiving them and I don’t know a single health care provider that enjoys administering them.  But they’re a necessary reality to keep babies, children, and even adults from contracting devastating diseases. In fact, › Continue Reading

California’s whooping cough epidemic could be the worst in 50 years. As of late July, the state reported nearly 2,200 cases of the bacterial infection, including seven deaths — all infants younger than two months. And now whooping cough is › Continue Reading

The British medical journal Lancet yesterday announced its decision to officially retract Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 study linking autism and the MMR vaccine. The decision was the result of long standing scientific concerns about the article – more than a dozen studies › Continue Reading

The H1N1 vaccine is now available to the public, but instead of making plans to get the vaccine, many families are writing it off and encouraging other families to do the same. This, and an increasing trend among young, educated › Continue Reading