Written by on 1/9/2015 6:00:00 AM
Dr. William J. Fisher is a board certified pediatrician with Community Physician Network. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher, visit his physician profile.
Currently, Indianapolis is having a very large outbreak of influenza. The current outbreak started about one month ago and has been spreading very quickly. continue reading ...
Written by on 1/5/2015 6:00:00 AM
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. There are 40 types of HPV and over 20 million Americans are infected. Most infections don't cause any symptoms and go away on their own; however, the most effective way to prevent the spread of HPV is through vaccination.Dr. Kristen Simpkins, pediatrician at Community Physician Network, answered some of the most common questions about the vaccine and why it's important to receive. continue reading ...
Written by on 12/27/2014 6:00:00 AM
As temperatures cool we're reminded to bundle up before heading outdoors to avoid conditions like frostbite, the freezing of skin tissue.
Frostbite occurs in three stages. The first stage is frostnip which usually affects the face, ears and/or fingertips.
"This is the stage that most people experience each winter, said Wellspring pharmacist, Kim Sweeney. "While the skin may feel numb, frostnip does not lead to permanent tissue damage." continue reading ...
Written by on 12/12/2014 8:00:00 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that due to a mutation, this year's flu vaccine is only about 20 percent effective in protecting against the strain of the flu most individuals have been experiencing.
We asked Dr. Aaron Carlisle, family medicine physician at Community Physician Network, to explain what it means when a virus mutates and whether or not you should still get vaccinated. continue reading ...
Written by on 12/10/2014 6:30:00 AM
The holiday season is great for seeing friends and families, eating delicious food, and sharing germs.
Here are six tips to help you ward off colds and the flu this holiday season:
Depriving yourself of sleep wears down your immune system, and makes you more susceptible to catching an illness. Make sure you get between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. continue reading ...