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Healthy habits, flu vaccine could help fight off the flu

When kids come home from school, they may be bringing home more than homework. Because kids share water fountains, pencils and germs, it is possible that your little one could contract the flu. But there are ways to protect your child from getting sick and combat those troublesome flu symptoms. “We need to teach kids …

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How to prepare for cold and flu season

The winter months are approaching, and so are the sore throats, coughs and nasal congestion that go along with the cold and flu season. These symptoms are common to a number of illnesses, and fortunately, many of these ailments can be managed without having to see the doctor, and incurring the time or financial inconvenience …

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Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

It’s here. Flu season. And it’s brought along its friends: coughing, sneezing, body aches and fever. Not only is it a literal pain to your body, it can also be a dangerous gateway for more serious conditions, especially for children. “The most important way you can protect you and your child from getting the flu …

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Latest news on pediatric H1N1 vaccine recall

News broke earlier this week that some shipments of the H1N1 vaccine are being recalled amid concerns. You may be wondering what this news means for you and your family. Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a voluntary recall …

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