Posts Tagged flu

Staying Healthy This Flu Season

With the summer behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming flu season. Below are some quick tips to boost your child’s immune system and reduce their number of sick days! Speak with your child’s doctor about a Flu shot. The CDC recommends an annual […]

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Newsletter March 2016

Here is our WIND Study March Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, learn more in depth about the “hygiene hypothesis,” try some fun arts and crafts, and get to know one of the study’s lead coordinators, […]

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Toy Safety for Parents: Steps to Take at Home

With the holiday season in full-swing, toys for children are on a lot of parents’ minds. Here are some tips to make sure your child is safe while playing with his or her favorite toys! Small parts: Pay close attention to the safety labels on toys with […]

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Annual Booster Seat Ratings are in: More “BEST BET” Models Now Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS for short, recently released their annual ratings for car booster seats. Booster seats are meant to raise your child higher in the car to improve the position and angle of the seatbelt so that your child can fit the […]

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Newsletter Fall 2015

Here is our WIND Study Fall Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, learn about the link between food allergies and asthma, try some fun fall activities, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, […]

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In the Literature: Dirt May Prevent your Child from Getting Asthma

Recently, there was new research published in Science showing that exposure to farm dirt helps protect mice from developing asthma. The research group was even able to identify one compound made by mouse cells that protected the mice from developing asthma. This discovery could help explain the […]

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Newsletter Winter 2015

Here is our winter newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, learn how to track the flu, check out facts about seafood allergies, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Michael Gomez.

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Flu Forecast

Imagine if we could forecast influenza or “the flu”, just like the weather. Researchers at Columbia University recently made a “flu forecast” website to do that. Their website shows you the number of people who had the flu in your city or state this week, and predicts […]

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Flu Shot or Nasal Spray Vaccine?

As the flu season kicks off this fall, it is important for children who are 6 months or older to get vaccinated against the influenza virus. The flu vaccine comes in two forms: flu shot and nasal spray. For kids with a history of breathing problems or […]

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Newsletter Winter 2012-3

Here is our winter newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, explore the flu in-depth, learn some more about food allergies and asthma, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Jonathan Mansbach.

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