Health and Safety


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... read more

Antibiotic Overuse

Today even the most powerful of antibiotics fail to overcome more and more germs. To help slow this trend, only use antibiotics when an infection exists.

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Be Ready for Flu Season

It’s time for the annual flu shots. Every child age 6 months or older should get one. This year, the nasal spray is no longer an option, so it’s a shot for all. For children who have a chronic health condition or lowered immunity, vaccination against... read more

Chickpox Cases Declining

U.S. health officials reported that state vaccination data noted an 85 percent drop in the highly contagious disease between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends kids get the first... read more

Spring Sneezes and Wheezes

As parents, we all look forward to spring. In some parts of the country, it may seem to stretch out forever, with remnants of winter and cold rain intruding regularly. Nonetheless, the return of spring flowers, blooming shrubs and trees, and green leaves and grass is... read more