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5 Major Differences between Stomach Flu and Food Poisoning

Stomach flu and food poisoning can have similar gastrointestinal symptoms, but some key differences between the two. Stomach flu, also called viral gastroenteritis, is an infectious viral illness spread from person to person. Bacterial foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, is caused by bacteria or parasites contaminating food. They are often transmitted when food …

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Getting a Flu Vaccine Shot: Who Is Eligible and Who Is Not

Vaccines are one of the most powerful interventions that can serve as our defense against diseases and viruses. It triggers our immune response to recognize and fight the disease-causing organisms in our bodies. One of the most popular and effective vaccines that have been developed is the flu vaccine. Flu vaccines can reduce the risk …

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Dispelling Myths About Kids and Flu Shots

Contracting the flu involves struggling with week-long body aches and high fever, which can worsen when left untreated, especially if you consider its extremely contagious nature. It’s challenging to deal with the illness as an adult, but children can suffer even more fatal complications when they get the flu.  That’s why taking yearly flu shots …

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Head Lice Prevention Month

School is back in session, which means germs, germs, and more germs! We know you’ve been having conversations with your children about how to protect themselves from germs and bacteria that could lead to infection (and more importantly, missed school days) – but what’s about head lice? Head lice is just as important as other …

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School’s Out For Summer!

  Well, almost. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 29, which means there are thousands of excited kids that can’t wait to spend the next 10 weeks never once thinking about school. Summer fun is a staple in the lives is of most school-aged children, but in order to have a great summer …

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Allergies Or A Cold?

            It’s that time of the year where flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and allergies are coming on in full force. This year’s allergies have been especially intense with extremely high rates of pollen causing misery in the eyes and noses of those young and old.       …

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Raising Healthy Eaters… Easier Said Than Done?

A healthy diet is critical to strong bodies, smart brains, and successful lives.   Easier said than done, right? We know that kids don’t naturally gravitate towards healthy foods, especially with all the junk food temptation available on TV commercials, marketing, and at our fingertips from a quick stroll down the isle of any grocery/convenience …

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Resolutions For The Whole Family

We’re one week into 2019 and parents everywhere are working hard to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Every year, over 60% of Americans set goals to make healthy lifestyle changes. However, research shows that within the first two weeks of those resolutions, 25% give up on their goals. Ultimately, only about 8% of people actually …

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