Health and Safety


Flu Vaccine Update

The Center for Disease Control provides the following updates on the 2017 flu season: As of early November 2017, only about 2 out of every 5 persons 6 months and older in the United States had received a flu vaccination. People not yet vaccinated this season should...

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Anesthetic Cream with Vaccines

Medical News Today reports new research about managing pain due to vaccinations. The Canadian Medical Association Journal states that anesthetic cream provides the best relief to infants for pain related to these shots. The article points out that infant vaccinations...

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Protecting Against Severe Allergic Reactions

Protecting Against Severe Allergic Reactions

With warmer weather, many varieties of stinging and biting critters are around that could cause significant harm to children who are allergic to them. If you do not have an EpiPen(epinephrine injection) or know how to use it, obtain a prescription for one and proper...

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Understanding the Zika Virus

Understanding the Zika Virus

A great deal of attention has been paid to the Zika Virus in the past year or so. Given this attention and the consequences to the development of unborn babies if the virus infects the mother, it is appropriate to take a closer look at the problems this infectious...

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