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Influenza Vaccine

What is Influenza (also called “the Flu”)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Every year in the United States, on average: · 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu · more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications […]

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Screen Time

  · Not recommended for children under 2 years of age. 1-2 hours for those over 2. · Set limits on the amount of TV your child watches as well as how long they are in front of a computer and/or playing video games. Be firm. Limit children’s screen time to an hour or two daily. · Hide the remote. […]

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Kids and Shots: Cut the Tears Out of Going for a Checkup

Just as kids learn not to touch a hot stove a second time, memory of the pain of previous injections can make kids want to avoid the needle like the plague. To prepare children for getting a shot, parents should set an example by remaining calm. Kids pick up on the temperament of their parents. If your child is a […]

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