The bacterium Clostridium difficile, also called “C-Diff”, causes a range of symptoms in the human digestive symptoms ranging from severe diarrhea to a life-threatening inflammation of the colon. To avoid serious complications of C-Diff, it is important to learn its causes and recognize the symptoms. Causes of Clostridium difficile Infections Clostridium difficile is a very… Continue Reading »

Pediatric meningitis is a serious condition that can put your child or teen’s health at risk. Because meningitis is easily spread among individuals in close quarters, children who attend Salt Lake City schools or daycares are at an increased risk of contracting the disease. The early signs of viral meningitis can mirror influenza symptoms, which… Continue Reading »

Caring for a sick child can be incredibly stressful for a parent. This is especially true when a child is infected with the pediatric flu. Thousands of children in Salt Lake City experience the pediatric flu each year; however, many of these cases can be prevented with the pediatric flu vaccine. But, if your child… Continue Reading »

Jean Brown Research is proud to be participating in the clinical trial for an investigational Clostridium Difficile vaccine. In a press release from May 19, 2014, the following positive results were reported: “C. diff infection threatens the many people who frequently use antibiotics, as well as older hospitalized patients and residents in long-term healthcare facilities,”… Continue Reading »

Pediatric Influenza Vaccinations Influenza infections can be very dangerous for young children. Severe, even life-threatening, complications are most common for children under the age of two. Children five and under often need medical treatment if they contract the flu—20,000 of these kids are hospitalized each year. The US Center for Disease Control estimated more than… Continue Reading »

Children and the Flu There are a lot of misconceptions about the term “flu.” People often refer to a stomach bug as “the flu,” however, influenza is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Parents might find it challenging to determine whether their son or daughter has the flu or the common cold. Cold symptoms… Continue Reading »

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a viral infection that impacts the respiratory system. The severity of RSV depends upon your age, general health, and underlying or chronic medical conditions. Most people have contracted RSV by the age of two with few complications. RSV can cause symptoms as mild as those of a cold or become… Continue Reading »

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus  or RSV? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a viral infection that impacts the respiratory system. The severity of RSV depends upon your age, general health, and underlying or chronic medical conditions. Some cases of RSV are no more severe than a cold; other RSV infections, primarily in infants and the… Continue Reading »

Many people confuse the adult flu with the common cold. Although it may be difficult or impossible to differentiate the two, the adult flu is commonly more severe. It often comes on more suddenly and will cause intense tiredness. You will experience a runny or stuffy nose with a cold, but the adult flu causes… Continue Reading »

Pediatric clinical trials are a form of medical research specifically for children.  Children have specific needs that simply cannot be tested as effectively on adults. Children are constantly changing and growing.  At each of the stage of growth, children may need different doses of medicine, different sizes of devices or different types of therapy.  An… Continue Reading »