After your child turns one, the vaccinations (mercifully) slow down a bit. Still, many of your doctor’s visits will involve a shot, so you’ll want to be informed about your toddler’s recommended vaccinations and how they relate to her health. We’ll fill you in on all this, plus a deeper look at the issues of public health and immunization trends, and the next chapter in autism research, now that we know vaccines are off the hook.
This morning at 4am, we had our first real health scare with our son where we raced to the emergency room – even the antibiotic allergy rash didn’t compare. He woke up with a horrible, sudden cough. He was unable to breathe or speak and cried that it hurt. He wheezed and my heart froze with MORE »
The night before I left for the Blissdom social media conference, we took our son to a “Minute Clinic” and found out he had an ear infection. It was no big deal – he seemed okay and we walked out with a prescription for amoxicillin, a typical antibiotic for toddlers. Harry had been on amoxicillin MORE »
To the children everywhere who hate shots? I promise seeing you scared and in pain hurts your parent's heart a lot more than the actual needle hurts your arm.
The tendency among many parents when their children get sick in the wintertime with vague, virus-like symptoms is to blame the flu. However, the flu is a serious, diagnosable illness that can result in hospitalization or, in rarer cases, death, as it attacks the breathing system as well as the entire body. The Centers for Disease MORE »
Most kids haven’t even gone back to school yet, but in some areas of the country, cold and virus season is already picking up some steam. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older gets an influenza vaccine annually in an effort to protect against what can be a MORE »
The latest on immunizations, according to the CDC
It’s World Immunization Week this week. While we can sit here comfortably and argue about whether our children need vaccines in North America, women in developing countries are desperate for access to vaccinations to save the lives of their children. Some mothers walk more than 15 miles just to get a vaccine. Others can’t get MORE »
I will confess, I didn’t do the research ahead of time. My doctors told me to vaccinate my children and so I did. So, I never experienced the fear many parents associate with the MMR vaccine. Could it potentially cause Autism in my child? Many parents believe it could. And yet many in the medial MORE »
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