Dr. Handy’s Corner
In this video, Dr. Lori Handy describes the infectious and non-infectious causes of coughs, how to make children more comfortable when they have a cough, and when to seek medical care for a cough.
About Dr. Handy
Dr. Handy knew at a young age that she wanted to be a doctor. Her passion for helping people, particularly kids, lead healthy lives compelled her to specialize in pediatric infectious diseases. “I decided on pediatrics because I love to see the joy of kids, particularly if they were sick and needed help getting better. Once they left the hospital, they were often back to themselves. And that was also one of the reasons I chose to be an infectious disease doctor,” said Dr. Handy.
“Healthy at Home with Dr. Handy” video series
In this Parents PACK video series, Dr. Handy shares practical advice on how to keep children and families healthy. Check back often as more videos will be added.
- Treating a Cough: What to Consider
- Why Has My Child Been Sick Since Starting Day Care?
- Treating pneumonia: What to consider
- RSV: What Is It?
- Pneumococcal Vaccine & Adults
- Pneumococcal Vaccine & Kids
- Antibiotics: How They Work and When to Use Them
- Treating a fever: What to Consider
- Let’s Talk about Group A Strep
- Do Vaccines Weaken My Baby’s Immune System?
- How Can I Keep My Newborn Healthy before Vaccinations?
- How can I Teach My Toddler Healthy Habits?
- What Should I Consider When It Comes to Air Filtration in My Home?
- How Do I Make Sure My Child Has a Strong Immune System?
The video series can also be accessed through a YouTube playlist.
Dr. Handy’s articles
Ask Dr. Handy a question
Dr. Handy’s training and experience relates to infectious diseases — how to prevent them, how to treat them, and how to stop them from spreading in hospitals, homes and communities. Do you have a question or topic related to these areas that you would like to see Dr. Handy address?
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.