COLDER TEMPERATURES APPROACH, PARENTS MAY WORRY THAT THEIR CHILD MAY CATCH THE COMMON COLD OR INFLUENZA. BUT MANY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ANOTHER CONTAGIOUS AND COMMON VIRUS THAT IS CONTRACTED BY NEARLY ALL INFANTS BY THE AGE OF TWO.1 RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS, OR R-S-V, IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOSPITALIZATION FOR INFANTS IN THE US DURING THEIR FIRST YEAR OF LIFE. 2 www.littlelungs.com
JOINING US NOW DURING NATIONAL RSV AWARENESS MONTH, ARE JENNIFER DEGL – MOTHER AND PASSIONATE ADVOCATE – AND DR. MITCHELL GOLDSTEIN OF LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TO EXPLAIN WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RSV.
Mitchell Goldstein, MD, FAAP
Dr. Mitchell Goldstein is Medical Director Emeritus and Fellowship Coordinator of the Neonatal ICU in the Family Birth & Newborn Center. He completed his undergraduate and medical school in the University of Miami’s six-year Honors Medical Program on the Dean’s List and Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his Pediatrics residency at UCLA and Neonatology fellowship at UC Irvine. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Perinatology. He is past president of the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy & Consultation (PAC-LAC), is the editor of PAC-LAC’s Guidelines of Care, and is PAC-LAC’s CME Research Chairman. He is past president of the National Perinatal Association. He is on the board of the American Academy of Pediatrics Perinatal Section. He is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is fluent in Spanish.
Jennifer Degl Bio
Jennifer Degl is a high school science teacher and mother of four children. Jennifer’s youngest child, Joy, was born at 23 weeks, weighing only 1 lb. and 4 oz. Following her birth, Jennifer authored the book titled, From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds. Jennifer and her husband, John, currently live in Mahopac, NY.