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Illnesses Safety

Wearing masks: yes, even most kids can do it!

As stay at home orders are lifted across the country, wearing masks will be one part of doing it safely. Many parents wonder: how can we get our kids to do this?

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Cough and Colds Fever Illnesses Uncategorized

COVID-19: Prepare, don’t Panic!

Coronavirus is all over the news and I’m seeing either panic or denial in many people. Neither of those positions will help. We need to prepare, not panic.

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Cough and Colds Fever Illnesses Sore Throat Uncategorized Vaccines

Help Prevent the Spread of Infections!

Infection prevention has been on many minds during this long flu season. Now that coronavirus is threatening to spread world wide, what can we do?

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Uncategorized Vaccines

Measles: All about the measles vaccines

Two measles vaccines are part of the standard vaccine schedule in the US. Do you know when outbreaks change the recommendations?

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Illnesses Uncategorized Vaccines

Measles: What’s all the fuss about?

Why is everyone so worked up about the measles showing up all around the country? Is it really a big deal?

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Safety Uncategorized

Prevent Drowning

Drowning is one of the most common preventable causes of death in infants, kids, and teens. Learn how to protect against this tragedy!

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Cough and Colds Illnesses Uncategorized

Practical at home tips for illnesses

When your family gets sick, what can you do before running to the ER or clinic?

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Fever Illnesses Rash Uncategorized Vaccines Vomiting and Diarrhea

Meningitis Basics: What you need to know.

Meningitis occurs when a virus or bacteria causes inflammation of our brain or spinal cord. We use several different vaccines to prevent a few types of meningitis, but it’s all very confusing. Recent commercials have raised questions about what these vaccines are and if they’re needed. Today we’ll go over what meningitis is and what […]

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Vaccines

When vaccines are given too soon

Sometimes vaccines are given too soon to count toward the required vaccine schedule. This can easily happen if there are changes to the standard vaccine schedule for any reason, but what does that mean for the child? Are they in danger? Do they need extra shots? Is that even safe??? Early vaccines don’t count. Don’t […]

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All About Ear Infections – Prevention

Ear infections are all too common and cause a lot of distress for kids and their families. What can we do to help prevent them from happening? This is part 3 of a three-part series. All About Ear Infections – What they are and why they happen All About Ear Infections – Treatments All About […]