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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘CDC’

10 holiday safety tips

holiday lights, holiday safety

We’ve made a list…and we hope you’ll check it twice! These 10 holiday safety tips are adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Safety Council and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Arizona in mind. Have a wonderful—and safe—holiday season! 1) Check your health Wash hands frequently to avoid passing–or picking […]

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How effective is the rotavirus vaccine for diarrhea?

Beware the rotavirus. It’s a nightmare of a contagious gastro illness, causing tummy aches, vomiting, diarrhea and the threat of dehydration in babies, toddlers and young children. Before the vaccine was implemented in 2006, rotavirus infections were commonplace; all children in the U.S. had at least one rotavirus infection before their fifth birthday. Before 2006, […]

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2014 vaccine schedule — Will you be following it?

Every year, childhood and adolescent immunization schedules are updated to reflect current recommendations for the use of vaccines. What’s new in 2014? There’s an American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for pregnant adolescents regarding the Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. The 2014 vaccine schedules also include information on pneumococcal vaccines for high-risk […]

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Energizer announces new button battery packaging

According to a recent CDC report, the number of children injured from swallowing coin lithium, or “button” batteries continues to rise. Recently, Energizer, a leading manufacturer of the batteries, announced a new child-resistant packaging designed to reduce the occurrence of battery ingestion.  The new packaging meets guidelines set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for […]

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How to select a breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician

breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician

Parents should select a pediatrician who understands and supports breastfeeding and does not routinely supplement infants with formula.

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Rotovirus vaccine, breastfeeding, science…and why I ask the experts

Were researchers for the CDC trying to discourage women from breastfeeding? Were they trying to push vaccines in lieu of breastfeeding? What’s the rotovirus anyway? I’d never heard of anyone catching that in this country.

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How to talk to your pre-teen about the HPV vaccine

Vaccines are designed to prevent diseases, says Dr. Huddleston, who practices at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This vaccine is no different.

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Cycling safely

Reader Priscilla Horning sent us a link to inexpensive bike helmets when her daughter Cathy noticed that only two kids at Ida Red Bird Elementary in Mesa were wearing helmets. At least Priscilla’s daughter saw enough kids riding to school on bikes that she noticed kids without helmets. I spend a lot of time driving around […]

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Expecting? Don’t forget your flu shot

Lucas notes that studies show pregnant women who are immunized are less likely to have babies who are born premature, have respiratory disease, or need to be hospitalized.

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Get the lead paint out

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, in case you didn’t know. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) sent out a press release about the dangers of lead in paint and the exposure of risk during remodeling. Before 1978, paint had lead in it to make it last longer, go on smoother, […]

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