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Parents urged to stay up-to-date with children’s vaccinations

Parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date with all their routine vaccinations. The Local Government Association said high vaccine uptake could prevent infections and stop pressure being piled on the NHS. The childhood vaccination programme is continuing as normal while jabs given in school are being rescheduled. Vaccines protect children against… Read More »

Glaucoma (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve. It gets worse over time and leads to vision loss if not treated. The damage from glaucoma often is linked to a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Regular eye exams can help doctors find… Read More »

VP Shunts (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is a VP Shunt? A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a thin plastic tube that helps drain extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain. CSF is the saltwater that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Why Are VP Shunts Placed? VP shunts are placed to treat… Read More »