Posts Tagged vaccines

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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Winter Safety Tips

Here a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your family safe in the wintertime. • Dress your child in several thin base layers to keep them warm and dry. Toddlers and young children should wear one more layer of clothing than an […]

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Measles Outbreak

Currently, there is a measles outbreak in the United States. In December 2014, someone infected with measles visited the Disneyland amusement park in California and spread measles to others. This has led to a higher number of cases than usual, among both children and adults. As of […]

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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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Updated Vaccine Schedules from Birth through Adolescence

Did you ever wonder about the different types of vaccines and when your child should receive them? The journal Pediatrics recently published an updated schedule of when children and adolescents should receive their immunizations. The schedule provides a timeline from 0 through 18 years of age and […]

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AAP Updates Recommendations for Seasonal Flu Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations on the use of the seasonal flu vaccine for the 2012-13 flu season. You can read the policy statement here.

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Learn More About the Flu Vaccine

The 2012-13 flu season is fast approaching. You can read here about what the CDC has to say about seasonal influenza and the flu vaccine, as well as get answers to some commonly asked questions about the upcoming season.

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