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How Do I Protect my Baby and Child from Measles?

Babies have some protective antibodies that cross the placenta from their mother if she was immunized or had measles. These antibodies wear off over time and can’t always be depended upon. A person with measles can be contagious 4 days … Continue reading

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What Color is your Snot?

   

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Resolution 3: Hungry Enough to Eat an Apple?

I’m hungry! Wait, are you really? Try this: pick a food for the family that’s healthy and good in it’s own right like a pear or an apple. When someone is hungry, do a gut check: are you hungry enough … Continue reading

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Resolution: 1

Resolutions are great. The problem is we almost always set our expectations too high. We are going to eat right, get active, straighten up and fly right. And as soon as we fail, we feel terrible. We give up. Instead, … Continue reading

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Humidifier

Humidifier or Vaporizer? Humidifier, hands-down. A cool mist humidifier is what you want to sooth irritated airways. Vaporizers heat water into steam and they can burn or scald children who are naturally curious and active. It’s unclear whether adding anything … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World

During the cough and cold season, I always remember this article from Pediatrics in Review about Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World. Home care is what doctors recommend when the body needs a tincture of time to heal itself. Teas … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship

Honoring the Game is part of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s mission to develop better athletes and better people. There’s information about the coach-parent partnership here. How parents can contribute to a positive game experience is here. Read about their work at … Continue reading

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Newborn Entertainment

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Enterovirus D68 Information & Prevention

  FAQ from the CDC are here.    

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Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements provide information on the immunizations given to babies, children, teens and young adults. Each shot has its own Vaccine Information Statement or VIS. The VIS explains: why get vaccinated information about the specific vaccine who shouldn’t get vaccinated with … Continue reading

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