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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


  • "Ask an Expert" Clarification
  • ¿Cuándo necesitan sus vacunas los niños y adolescentes?
  • 2011 Immunization Schedule Birth to 6 Years
  • 2012 Instant Childhood Immunization Scheduler
  • 2016 Immunization Schedule
  • 3 - month Developmental Checklist
  • 4-month Immunizations
  • 50 Years of Vaccine Progress: A Timeline
  • 6-Month Immunizations
  • 9 - month immunizations
  • A Childhood Killer Once Vanquished Is Returning
  • A Good Beginning!
  • A Guide for Choosing the Right
    Car Seat
  • A Move to Better Dental Health
  • A New Pediatric Disease: Complacency
  • A Parent's Guide to Kids' Vaccines
  • A Parent's Guide to Kids' Vaccines
  • A Short History of Vaccine Development
  • A Shot at Increasing Immunization
  • A World Without Vaccines
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dose Chart
  • Adhering to vaccine schedule is best way to protect children from disease
  • Adopting a Child from a foreign country?
    Learn about the child's hepatitis B status!
  • After the Immunizations... what to do if your child has discomfort
  • After the shots - what to do if your child has discomfort
  • Anthrax: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Anti-Viral Medication
  • Breast Feeding . . . Your Best Choice!
  • Breast Feeding and the Working Mom
  • Breast Milk Collection and Storage
  • Breastfeeding infants for at least six months is best!
  • Buckle-Up America
  • Can Juvenile Diabetes be Prevented?
  • Car Seat Guide
    Infant Under 20 lbs.
  • Car Seat
    Infant over 20 lbs.
  • CAUTION: Liquid Tylenol for infants is more concentrated than other Tylenol liquids
  • CDC Officials Recommended Flu Shots
  • CDC: Vaccines save hundreds of thousands of lives
  • Changes to the 2011 immunization schedule may mean extra shots for your kids
  • Chicken pox is Entirely Preventable
  • Chickenpox Milder in Vaccinated Kids
  • Chickenpox vaccine may prevent shingles
  • Child Passenger Safety Week Emphasizes Using Right Restraint to Save Kids’ Lives
  • Children Need Preventive Maintenance, Too!
  • Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine
  • Common Houselhold Products to get Child-Resistant Packaging
  • Cool Tips for Beating the Heat
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Do Not Become Complacent About Immunizations
  • Do not Get Beat by the Heat
  • Do Vaccines Work?
  • Do you know someone who is diagnosed with MRSA? (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus)
  • Do You Smoke? So do Your Kids and Grandkids
  • Don't Let Food Poisoning Spoil Your Summer Fun
  • Don’t take chances with your family’s health – make sure you all get vaccinated against influenza every year!
  • Dose of Ibuprofen in Children
  • Doseage Chart: Benadryl
  • During which U.S. president’s term was the first childhood vaccine program launched?
  • Easy to Read 2011 Immunization Schedule for Children 0 - 6 years old
  • Evaluating Vaccine Information on the World Wide Web
  • Even Kids Get the Flu
  • Fears of Hepatitis B Vaccine Unfounded
  • Fight Antibiotic Resistance with Sensible Approach to Winter Colds
  • Five Important Reasons to Immunize Your Child
  • Flu season shaping up to be worst in decades
  • Flu vaccine give you the flu? It's a myth!
  • Flu Vaccine Recommendations Expanded For Older Children and Adolescents
  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers
  • Flu vaccines provide protection against influenza in the approaching flu season
  • Folic Acid Helps Limit Birth Defects
  • Give Kids the Gift of a Safe Holiday
  • Give these people the flu vaccine!
  • Growth Charts
  • Growth Facts
  • Growth Milestones - FOUR MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - NINE MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - SIX MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - TWELVE MONTHS
  • Head Circumference: Why is it Measured?
  • Helping Your Child with Immunizations
  • Hepatatis A:
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Hepatitis B Fact Sheet
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Hib Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • High cholsterol affects children too
  • Holding Babies Makes Getting Shots easier
  • How Important are Vaccines?
  • How Influenza can hurt your family
  • How Many Cigarettes Did Your Child Smoke Today Without You Knowing It?
  • How to Prepare your family for Bird Flu
  • How to Raise a Healthy Baby - 3 to 4 months
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Dose Chart
  • Ibuprofen: An Injured Child's Best Friend
  • If you choose not to vaccinate
  • Immunization Calculator: Are your child's immunizations up to date?
  • Immunization Cards
  • Immunization Is Not a Matter of Choice
  • Immunization Quiz
  • Immunization Records
  • Immunizations (2 months)
  • Immunizations and Lumps
  • Immunizations: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
  • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What You Need to Know 2008-2009
  • Infant and Child Immunizations: What Parents Want to Know
  • Infantile Colic: Which treatments work, and which do not!
  • Influenza (The Flu)
  • Influenza Vaccine: Vaccine Information Sheet 2008-9
  • Information about the Antibiotic Augmentin
  • Injury Prevention
  • Inmunizaciónes para Bebés
  • Institute of Medicine Report Rejects Autism-Vaccine Link
  • Interactive Immunization Guide
  • Is breast milk always best?
  • Is There a Link Between Autism and the MMR Vaccine?
  • Is there a way to help your child avoid the common cold?
  • Is your Tetanus Immunization Up-to-date?
  • Keep A Cool Head On Hot, Humid Days To Avoid Heat Stroke
  • Keeping Up With Vaccines
  • Kiddie Pools May Harbor Bad Bacteria
  • Let's Make this a safer World for Kids
  • Live, Intranasl Flu Vaccine - What Parents Need to Know
  • Managed Care Needs Ounce of Prevention
  • Measles: What You Should Know
  • Meningococcal Meningitis and the Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Misconceptions and Truths about Vaccines
  • MMR Vaccine and Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines Are Not Associated With Autism
  • MMR vaccine has its day in court
  • MMR Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Moments in America for All Children
  • Multiple Vaccines at One Visit
  • Mumps Cases in the United StatesTop 1,100
  • My child has been biten by another child!
  • Myths and Facts about the Swine Flu
  • No Evidence Multiple Vaccines Raise Autism Risk, CDC Says
  • Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase
  • Nutrition Basics for Babies
  • One Minute Car Seat Safety Checkup
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Keeping Kids from Drowning
  • Parents! Say Yes to Immunizations! (by Laura Lake)
  • Polio Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Premature Boys - Length
  • Prevention of Bacterial Meningitis
  • Printable Immunization Information for Parents
  • Protect your Family From Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Protect your kids from illness; Don't Smoke
  • Protect your kids in the pool this summer!
  • Questions and Answers about the 2011-2012 Flu Season
  • Questions and answers about the diseases and the vaccines available to prevent them
  • Questions Parents Should Ask Before an Immunization
  • Rabies: Questions and Answers for Parents
  • Raising a Healthy Baby Index
  • Rear-Facing Car Seats Advised at Least to Age of 2
  • RECALL: Millions of Car Seats Recalled
  • Recalls: Wooden Stacking Toys - Baby Hammocks - Candle Holders
  • Ronald McDonald vs. Joe Camel in Smoking Debate
  • Rotavirus Vaccine Prevents Most Cases in Infants and Children
  • Rotavirus Vaccine: Questions and Answers
  • Rotavirus Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
  • Rubella: A Fact Sheet
  • Seize the Day!
    The Importance of Vitamin C
  • Seizures from childhood vaccines pose little risk
  • Seven Reasons to Breastfeed Your Child That You Need to Know
  • Should My Child Get the H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine?
  • SIDS Rate: Decrease Seen, but more Can be Done
  • SIDS Still Poses Problems
  • Smallpox Overview
  • Smallpox: Questions and Answers for Parents
  • Snacks for your One and Two Year old Child
  • Soft Bedding in Playpens: a dangerous combination!
  • Some Professional Advice
    for the Nursing Mother
  • Tables of Normal Growth
  • Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
  • Taking Aim at a Scourge
  • Tamiflu: Questions and Answers
  • Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Childhood Immunizations
  • The ABC's To Healthy Kids
  • The Awesome Apple: Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor
  • The Diseases and the Vaccines
  • The Flu Vaccine: Recent updates for the 2011-2012 season.
  • The Flu: Myths and Facts
  • The Health of our Children:
    The Good and Bad News
  • The Immunization Baby Book
  • The Importance of Calcium
  • The Myths and Truth about Childhood Vaccines
  • The New McCarthyism: Vaccines & Autism
  • The Rising Threat of Whooping Cough
  • The Ten Most Nutritious Vegetables
  • The Who's Who of Medicine
  • Thimerosal in Vaccines - Is the Preservative Safe?
  • Three ways to Calm a Cough
  • Tips for Finding Missing Immunization Records
  • Tips on Finding Missing Immunization Records
  • Top Ten Summertime Tips
  • Traveling out of the country this summer? Make sure your child's measles immunizations are up to date!
  • U.S. measles outbreak sets record for post-elimination era
  • Understanding the Basics of Managed Care
  • Update on the DTaP Vaccine Shortage
  • Updated Influenza Resources on
  • Updated Smallpox Resources
  • Vaccination Checklist
  • Vaccination: Where to Find Good Sources of Information on the Internet
  • Vaccine Abbreviations
  • Vaccine and Fever-related Seizures: Questions and Answers
  • Vaccine Guide
  • Vaccine Information (Spanish)
  • Vaccine Information Statement: The H1N1 Inactivated Flu Vaccine
  • Vaccine Myths: An Update
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Fact Sheet for Parents
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers: Flu Vaccine
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers: Why do we use the polio shot and not the oral polio vaccine?
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers:Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers:Rotavirus Vaccine
  • Vaccine Schedules Go Mobile
  • Vaccines and Autism, Beyond the Fear Factors
  • Vaccines are Lifesaving Gift to Children
  • Vacuna contra Influenzae Haemophilus tipo B (Hib)
  • Vacuna contra la Difteria, el Tetano y la tos Ferina
  • Vacuna contra la Hepatitis B
  • Vacuna Contra la Poliomielitis
  • Vacuna contra la Varicella
  • Vacuna contra Sarampion, y Paperas y Rubéola (MMR)
  • Valentine's Day without the Calories - 2006
  • Vitamin D On the Double
  • What a cigarette costs!
  • What is a Pediatric Nurse Practioner?
  • What is Botulism
  • What is Diphtheria
  • What is polio?
  • What is the Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria and what diseases does it cause
  • What would happen if we stopped vaccinations
    Part I
  • What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
    Part II
  • What You Can Do to Prevent Communicable Diseases
  • What's a Medical Home?
  • When do Babies need Immunizations
  • When do Children and Teens Need Immunizations?
  • When do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations
  • Which type of Car Seat is Best for your Child?
  • Whooping Cough on the Rise
  • Whooping cough vaccine now has fewer side effects
  • Why Breast feed?
    You and Your Baby Deserve the Best!
  • Why Immunize?
  • Why Vaccinate?
  • Health Information from our Experts

  • I feel that vaccine preventable diseases began disappearing before the vaccines were introduced. Can you give me an example of how vaccines have made a difference in modern times? ...
  • Is there still a need to vaccinate my child? Most of the diseases he is being vaccinated against no longer pose a health risk in the United States...
  • It is my understanding that the rotovirus vaccine is no longer recommended. Is this true?...
  • My daughter's fontaniel has not closed - she is 2 years and 4 months old. Should we be concerned? What is the reason that is has not closed yet? Would calcium help? Any information will be greatly appreciated. ...
  • I live in Ciaro Egypt and the pediatrician I have been using has recommended another dose of the polio vacinine. Due the the occurance here. My 28 month old daughter is uptodate till 4. Will the extra dose affect here immunization sch.? What is your advice...
  • My wife is pregnant(~1.5mos) and she works as a nail technician in a nails salon. Is this health hazzard for the baby ?. ...
  • I am adopting a baby boy from Russia and had a hard time understanding your head circumferance chart. Can you help? His measurements are as follows: head at birth was 33cm head at nine months was 45cm. How does he stack up? Any concerns? His weight at bir...
  • I am a smoker. Before I was pregnant I smoked maybe 10 -12 cigarrettes a day. When Pregnant I cut down to maybe one cigarrette everey two weeks (which thought was a great acomplishment). Now my baby is a month old and I want to smoke again. I know the idea...
  • I have heard that is helpful to give baby tylenol before the first shots at two months so that they aren't as uncomfortable from side effects of the immunization What would be a safe dosage? ...
  • My 6 month old will only take a 5 or 6 oz bottle at a feeding. She only has 4 bottles a day but she does eat 3 meals a day. She has never taken more than 5 or 6 oz at a time. She is in the 100th percentile for height and the 90th percentile for weight. The...
  • I would like to know more about the triple test for birth defects done around 16 weeks of gestation. ...
  • I have a recently turned 1 yr old girl and have read about Prevnar. I would like my pediatrician to give her this vaccine. I have called my insurance company, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine and they will not pay for it until the American Academy of Pediat...
  • Our 11-week old baby girl cries & tightens up with horrible gas pains for hours after nursing if I consume any dairy products (especially cow's milk). How can I get the calcium I need without causing her so much distress? At what age might she outgrow this...
  • I recently heard that fetal tissue from aborted babies is used in some of the common immunization shots. Can you tell me if this is correct, and if so, which shots? ...
  • I have recently weaned my one-year-old, and he now drinks only from a cup. How can I be sure he is drinking enough liquids? ...
  • Why does the pediatrician measure my child's head size at each checkup? Is there something wrong? ...
  • Can you use an ear thermometer in babies?...
  • Who gains weight faster, breast fed babies or formula fed babies? ...
  • Recently I took my son in for his 2 month check-up. On top of all the other vaccines, I was asked if I wanted him to have a new vaccine called "Prevnnar." I read the brochure (from the drug company), but am unsure of what to do. I know it is a new vaccine,...
  • I've heard that living near high voltage power -lines can cause cancer in children. Is this true? If so,how would you know to have your children screened for this? What symptoms would you watch for? We live next to these power-lines and I'm very concerned....
  • My baby will be 8 and a half months old when I travel to Jamaica at the end of this month (July 30) for a 10 day vacation. She will get her 3rd DTP when we come back. Should she receive any protective vaccines before we go (ie. antibiotics or hepetitus sho...
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  • How long does immunity last from the chickenpox vaccine?...
  • Does the hepatitis B vaccine cause multiple scleorsis or SIDS?...
  • Is it okay to wait until my child is about to start school before giving him the required immunizations?...
  • I have read the articles on your website about Prevnar. I would like to know if the Prevnar vaccine is a live virus vaccine. PS: Please do not distribute my email address. ...
  • What is the difference between Haemophilus influenzae type B and influenza?...
  • Is it safe to receive the MMR while I am nursing?...
  • Recently my wife started my daughter on poly-vitamin drops. My daughter is 8months old and is currently feeding on oatmeal and similac via bottle. My question is with the ploy-vitamin drops,is this possibly to much vitamins? ...
  • I am adopting my granddaughter who was exposed to heroin during the pregnancy. What can I expect? ...
  • My wife and I just had a premature baby and we are worried about RSV. Is there a vaccine that will prevent RSV? ...
  • After researching the new Prevnar Vaccine, I had pretty much decided not to have it given to our (now)5 month old baby. Last week he was diagnosed with an ear infection. The doctor now said that we should reconsider the vaccine. If he gets another ear infe...
  • My 5 mo. old has been exclusively breastfeeding. Recently, we tried to feed her formula. The first two times, we tried Similac and she developed a mild rash. So, we tried Emfamil but then she had a terrible reaction and violently vomited (projectile) every...
  • Hi- I recently gave in to the urging of my pediatrician to give my daughter the new Prevnar vaccine. She received her first dose at 9 months. She is due to receive her next dose at her 1-year visit, along with the Chicken Pox and Hepatitis vaccines. Is is ...
  • I am writing about then new Prevnar vaccine. My daughter received it at 4 months old and she has had 2 ear infections since, she is now six months. is this an adverse reaction to the vaccine? I have read this vaccine is also being used to prevent...
  • We recently switched our 1 year old to whole milk from formula. Since this change she has been constipated. Is this due to change? Should we have her put back on formula? Her stool's are like rocks and it seems to be very painful....
  • My 10-week-old baby's head appears to be misshaped. One side of his forehead seems larger than the other side. Could this be a serious problem?...
  • Can a child have a reaction to an immunization 24 hours after it’s received? How long should it last?...
  • My 10-month-old son's head is flat on the left side of the back of his head, thus giving his head a triangular shape. His head has been this way since he was approximately 3 months old. At that time our pediatrician told us not to worry since the head woul...
  • I’m concerned with the newspaper article about PPA. I was told to give my grandson Triaminic for his colds and fever. What should I give him now? Tylenol™ doesn’t work that well for him....
  • I have an eight month old daughter who has had several immunizations, but has not received the MMR vaccine. I have recently heard that the MMR vaccine has been linked to autism and/or ADD. While I will still immunize my child, I have heard that breaking up...
  • I have a 4 year old girl who just got her MMR shot. Are there any side affects to that shot?...
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