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Eliminating Foods in Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research and Education has the information you need if you want to better understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, or if your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy and you need to eliminate specific foods … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why Doesn’t Cough Medicine Work?

This video explains why cough medicines don’t work. The whole 6 minutes is worth a look, but you can skip to the 2:00 mark on the video to see an animation of mucociliary clearance. Cilia are the tiny hair-like projections that line … Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Sell Vegetables

Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you! How many times did we hear this as kids, and how many times have we told our own kids? A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Research may teach us all an … Continue reading

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School Physicals

  Schools require a medical physical before a child enters. See what’s this check up involves here. For more back to school health health tips, read the Consumer’s Report article here. Some insurance companies allow one physical examination every 365 … Continue reading

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Polio-like Paralyzing Illness

Parents who have heard the news reports about a paralyzing illness that looks like polio can watch a video from the American Academy of Pediatrics here and read about it at NPR here and CNN here. Researchers believe that an enterovirus may be the … Continue reading

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