Dr. A. Gabriel Schifman, medical director of The Pediatric ER at Overland Park Regional Medical Center — a part of HCA Midwest Health — says he and his colleagues are seeing an increase in sick kids.

“Since school has started, we have seen a 100 percent increase in patients coming into our Pediatric ER,” Schifman says. “We’re seeing high fevers, bronchiolitis, flu and other common seasonal illnesses.”

Dr. Schifman discusses RSV and the top five illnesses he is treating in our Pediatric ER and how parents can avoid them.

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