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The flu shot is not just about you—it’s about those around you too!

This is the second post in a three-part series about the influenza virus, vaccine and kids. This year I have an especially important reason to make sure that I—and the rest of my family—get the flu shot. A few months ago, … Continue reading

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Is it a cold or the flu?

This is the first post in a three-part series about the influenza virus, vaccine and kids. As a mother of four children, I’ve dealt with many sick days and visits to the doctor. When my kids were sick, I sometimes … Continue reading

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Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to coughs and Kleenexes

It’s been just over a month since the kids have been back at school.  Have your kids had to miss any days so far due to an infectious illness?  With cold and flu season right around the corner, it’s a good time … Continue reading

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My child has what? (fifth disease)

One day you may go to pick up your child from their school or daycare and see a sign that says, “A case of fifth disease was identified in this class.  Please see your teacher for further questions.”  Most likely … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding During Cold and Flu Season

Now that the flu season is in full swing, many of us are dealing with sore throats, sniffles and worse.  If you are a breastfeeding mom, and a “bug” has got you down, you may be wondering what you can … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy During Flu Season

Well the first day of fall has come and gone, and most of us have settled back into our regular routines.  For many of us that means kids are back in school or child care.  Wherever they are, they are … Continue reading

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