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Zika Virus Has Serious Consequences


Most people who contract the Zika virus have mild symptoms that last less than a week. Infected people can have a headache, muscle aches, red eyes and/or a rash. That sounds like many other minor viruses. Yet, this disease can have long-lasting affects for newborn babies, so you need to know more about it. Zika is spread by mosquito bites in specific countries. The CDC has issued travel advisories for countries with confirmed cases of Zika. The Pan American Health […]

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October is Child Health Month


The first Monday of October each year is Child Health Day in the United States. Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation for this day in 1928. Eventually, the first Monday in October became the time this day is observed, and it often continues throughout the month. What does it mean for kids? Clinics and medical professionals that provide services to children take the opportunity to promote children’s health. Typically, their awareness campaigns extend throughout October. Some of the health-related issues that […]

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Protecting Your Child from Infectious Diseases


Reading about the Enterovirus D-68, influenza and other infectious diseases strikes fear in every parent’s heart. Parents are willing to put their life on the line to save their children from harm. Yet, it feels like so much is out of our control. Here are some ways to help protect your children. Immunizations such as the flu shot can help guard against the severity of influenza. But what about Enterovirus E-68. There are no vaccines for that, and some states […]

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