What you need to know about immunizing your child

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Protecting our children: it’s on all of our minds right now, especially, and it will always be. That is why I decided to write my final... Read more

3 big reasons kids need flu vaccinations

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By Sari Harrar The flu officially arrived in Pennsylvania last week when the first lab-confirmed cases of the 2012-13 influenza season turned... Read more

When strep isn’t strep

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Sore throat season’s coming and with it one of the big guessing games of parenthood: “Is it strep - or not?" About 30 percent of... Read more

5 things you should know about a new kids’ health threat

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It only sounds like hoof-and-mouth disease. A new virus called coxsackie A6 is cropping up in kids and teens across the U.S. -- with a high... Read more

Protecting your teen from meningitis

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An 18-year-old girl and some of her closest high school friends were having a great time at the New Jersey shore during “senior week”... Read more

Are adults causing whooping cough epidemic?

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Editor’s note: One overlooked reason for the increase in whooping cough cases in the U.S. this year: Adults who haven’t gotten... Read more

Ups and downs of whooping cough vaccine

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The whooping cough epidemic in Washington State — as of Tuesday, there were 3,014 cases of the bacterial infection that causes cold-like... Read more

Do kids need more dirt?

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by Sari Harrar A new study says that for some kids, a dog or cat at home lowers risk for colds and ear infections. Researchers weren’t... Read more