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What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

One viral infection that often affects children under 5 years old is hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) or coxsackie. Summit Health pediatrician Erica Gennaro, MD, says parents often have many questions about...

What you should know about RSV

RSV, which stands for respiratory syncytial virus, is a common respiratory illness that causes cold-like symptoms. The virus is the leading cause of hospitalization among infants.

All About Croup: Symptoms and Treatments

Croup is an infection of the upper airways, causing patients, more often children, to have a distinct cough. Learn more about croup symptoms, treatments, and how long croup lasts.

Why Should My Child Get the HPV Vaccine?

HPV is a virus spread from skin-to-skin contact and sex, and getting the HPV vaccine is crucial. Learn more about the HPV vaccine with Westfield pediatricians at Summit Health.

Type 1 Diabetes: Two Children Share Their Stories Part One: The Road to Diagnosis

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that prevents the pancreas from making insulin. Hear about two New Jersey families as they learn about and treat type 1 diabetes with...

Summit Health Administers First Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine in New Jersey

New Jersey resident Erica and her daughter were exposed to monkeypox and needed answers. Read more about Erica and her daughter's experience with the monkeypox vaccine in New Jersey.

Advanced Practice Providers: What Do They Do?

Advanced practice providers like advanced practice nurses (APNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) are crucial parts of the healthcare industry. See how to become an APN, PA training...

8 Signs Your Child Should See an ENT

One of the most common reasons kids visit the pediatrician is for problems related to their ear, nose, or throat.

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