Posts from Dr. Robert Frenck
COVID-19 Ask the Expert: Dr. Robert Frenck
As people around the country deal with longer and longer periods of isolation due to COVID-19, we asked Dr. Robert Frenck, medical director of the division of infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children’s, to answer some common questions from families living in this uncertain time.
Top 6 Reasons Why Clinical Trials Are Important
Without people participating in clinical trials, ground-breaking treatments like penicillin and diagnostic tools like mammograms would have never made it to clinical practice. To further awareness and ultimately encourage more participation, read Dr. Frenck's 6 reasons why clinical trails are important.
Flu Shot Only Option This Year: Tips to Prepare Your Child
Because the nasal spray or FluMist is not available this year, the flu shot is the only option. Here are a few strategies to help prepare your child.
Reminder: Incoming 7th & 12th Graders Need Meningococcal Vaccine
A reminder for parents that many states mandate incoming 7th and 12th graders receive the meningococcal vaccine before the first day of school.
Top 4 Things for Parents to Know About the Zika Virus
The Top 4 things parents need to know about the zika virus: transmission, prevention, risk to pregnancy, and symptoms.
Zika Virus: True or False Quiz
A quiz about the Zika virus to help you sort through what's concerning and what isn't.
Vaccines: Their Own Worst Enemy
Find a list of common vaccinations, the diseases they prevent, and the recommended immunization schedule for children.
Whooping cough epidemic linked to people who refuse vaccines
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
Lancet officially retracts study linking autism and MMR vaccine
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