OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group offers patients access to a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Raghu Kasetty.
Also board-certified in Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Dr. Kasetty sees children through age 17 for general and specialized medical care.
Sleep Disorders in Children
Sleep problems in children and a lack of sleep can have negative effects on children's health, their performance in school, during extracurricular activities and in social relationships.
The Adult & Pediatric Sleep Center at OSF St. Francis features quiet, private suites; skilled staff; and state-of-the-art diagnostic technology compatible with guidelines established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Pediatric sleep studies are directed and interpreted by Dr. Kasetty.
Immunizations - Know the Facts
In the U.S., immunizations have made many once-common childhood diseases a thing of the past. Diseases like polio, pertussis, measles and diphtheria are rare, largely because we have been vaccinated against them.
They have not been eliminated, though. If we stop vaccinating, people will become infected and spread disease to others. Diseases that are almost unknown would stage a comeback. More children would get sick and more would die.
Vaccinate to protect our future
We don't vaccinate just to protect our children. We also vaccinate to protect our grandchildren and their grandchildren. Unless a disease has been eradicated, like smallpox, children still need to be immunized.
Children no longer get smallpox shots because the disease no longer exists. If we keep vaccinating now, parents in the future may be able to trust that diseases like polio and meningitis won't infect, cripple, or kill children.
Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.