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What Is Cocooning and Can It Save Your Newborn’s Life?

Of course, all parents are interested in protecting their newborns—but have you heard of cocooning? It could save their life.

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Does My Dog Need a Flu Shot? Maybe—It Depends

Canine influenza, also known as “dog flu,” is a highly contagious viral infection that’s easily spread from dog to dog.

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Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which Flu Vaccine Is Better for Kids?

It might be easier to administer, but docs say the nasal spray shouldn’t be your first choice. Here’s why.

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These New Year’s Resolutions Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

This handy list will help you take real action to get healthier in 2019.

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If You Thought Flu Season Was Over, Think Again

This year’s flu season is relentless.

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This Common Symptom in Kids Could Actually Be the Flu

As this year’s deadly flu season ramps up, parents should be on the lookout for this uncommon flu symptom in kids.

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Here’s Which States Are Being Hit Hardest By the Flu Epidemic

The 2018 flu season is officially an epidemic.

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I Think My Kid Has the Flu—Now What?

2018 is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in over a decade—and here’s what parents need to know.

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Your Child Gets a Flu Shot

A flu shot could very well be your child’s best defense during a dangerous flu season.

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A Massive Flu Outbreak Just Closed an Entire Texas School *District*

The H3N2 virus has spread across 49 states, making it one of the worst flu seasons in over a decade.

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5 Steps to Avoiding Getting the Flu

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The winter season is one of the busiest times of year for pediatricians, as we see a huge peak in influenza( the flu) and other viruses. As we start to head deeper into flu season, the waiting…

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Kids Love The Nasal Flu Vaccine? Turns Out, it Doesn’t Work

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Sorry kids (and some adults), the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017…

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