Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
This week is “Get Smart” week, the annual CDC-led effort to help us all “Get Smart” about the use of antibiotics. As an infectious disease doctor I get to use antibiotics all the time – in fact I get to use some antibiotics that NO-ONE ELSE gets to use! But I also spend a considerable […]
By Dr. Nicholas Bennett, Medical Director, Connecticut Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology It’s that time of year again – influenza season. And that means it’s time for the annual flu vaccine. Flu is perhaps unique in that it has such a rapid mutation rate that it requires new shots every year to try […]
If you have ever read or heard the “Starfish Story” you will certainly understand why Michael and his mother felt a starfish was the perfect gift for Dr. Nicholas Bennett, Director of Infectious Diseases & Immunology at Connecticut Children’s. Below, Meagan Ribera shares her son’s story and thanks Dr. Bennett for making a difference in […]
Ebola seems to be all that anyone is talking about right now. Below is a brochure you can print from your home computer with some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from patients and parents at Connecticut Children’s. Knowledge is power.
If I suspect that my child is sick and I take her to the hospital, how can I ensure that healthcare workers will test her right away for either of the viruses (i.e. how do I ensure that insurance/hospital protocols, or the lack thereof, do not interfere with immediate testing and treatment)? Dr. Nick Bennett, […]
By: Dr. Nicholas Bennett, Medical Director of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Connecticut Children’s Yes, Enterovirus D68 is officially in Connecticut. Here’s the thing though, we expected that confirmation because we’ve suspected it’s been here for a little over a week now. I’ve said it before and and I’ll say it here once again, DON’T […]
The recent outbreak of Enterovirus-D68 is all anyone seems to be talking about these days. It’s scary stuff, mostly because it’s spreading so quickly and making a lot of kids very ill. Even though it has yet to hit Connecticut, doctors predict it will be here soon. Our very own, Dr. Nicholas Bennett, Medical Director […]