Healthy Kids Archive: January, 2013

What’s new in the recommended vaccination schedule?

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Pregnant women are now advised to receive the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy to protect... Read more

Norovirus: Is my child at risk?

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It’s not only the flu striking hard this year. A new strain of norovirus is the cause of over 50 percent of outbreaks that began last... Read more

What to feed your child after a stomach virus

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Along with the winter dip in temperatures, also comes a rise in seasonal viruses. With a widespread flu outbreak this year, children are at... Read more

Noise-induced hearing loss: Maybe our teens really can’t hear us

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“I can hear what you’re listening to!” If you’ve said this to your teen when he or she is listening to an iPod or MP3... Read more

Could my child have a mold allergy?

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Sensitivity to mold is similar to pollen allergies and affects both adults and children. While allergies associated with outdoor mold spores... Read more

Are guns in the home keeping your children safe?

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Do you think guns in the home make your children safer? It’s usually not the case. Last January, high school student Anthony Krueger... Read more

How to keep your food (and family) safer

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For many of us, we’ve only heard about food-borne illness in the news. You may have then checked your jar of peanut butter to make sure... Read more

Current vaccine schedule safe, says IOM report

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In light of recent concerns about vaccines, a review of scientific evidence supports the safety of the current vaccination schedule, according... Read more