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April. 19, 2014

2014 Immunization Schedules

Every year, recommendations for routine use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults are developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The 2014 child and adolescent schedule has now been released with only a few minor changes to last years recommendations

Multiple Vaccines at One Visit

During some well baby visits, children receive more than onc vaccination at a time. Repeated studies that children can safely receive multiple vaccines at one time. Check out what the Center for Disease Control says about this common parental concern.

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Are your child's immunizations up to date: An Interactive Guide

Get the best protection for your child—make sure your youngster is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations, just select your child’s age and we will do the rest.

Ask Your Child's Doctor if Antibioitics are really necessary

In the past, it wasn't uncommon for kids to be prescribed antibiotics for almost any respiratory infection. Now doctors are more careful about prescribing them only when necessary

Battery of Tests Help Determine Health of the Newborn

Every state and U.S. territory routinely screens newborns for certain genetic, metabolic, hormonal and functional disorders. Most of these birth defects have no immediate visible effects on a baby but, unless detected and treated early, can cause physical problems, mental retardation and, in some cases, death. We have four articles that provide parents with detailed information on these newborn tests

Jaundice in the Newborn

One of the most common health concerns for parents is jaundice (the yellow color that appears in a baby’s skin), which occurs in two or three of every four newborns.

Five Tips for a healthy spring break

It's the season when college students are off for spring break. But if they’re traveling, they’ve got to stay safe. Read this Consumer Update for tips on sun exposure, taking medications, contact lens care, tattoos and henna, and healthy eating.

Immunization Quiz

Vaccines have made certain childhood diseases rare in this country. Find out more about vaccines by taking this quiz.

Are Homeopathic Medicines Okay for Children

Some parents turn to homeopathic therapies because they worry about giving medicine to their children. Up to 10 percent of children are given homeopathic remedies, especially for ear, nose and throat problems (ear infections, teething pain) and for respiratory conditions. Read on

Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Unruly kids are more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

What to Do When an Infant Is Choking

Few sounds are more alarming than that of a child who is choking. Understanding how to prevent choking, as well as what to do when choking occurs, can save a life.

Bed Sharing Increases the Risk of SIDS

Bed sharing is a choice that many families make. Some parents enjoy the closeness of baby, and feel more secure; some nursing moms feel that it makes nursing easier. But parents who choose to bed-share should have honest, well-researched information on both risks and benefits. Bed sharing, even with no other risk factors, dramatically increases the risk that your baby will die of SIDS

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