You child says she’s not feeling well. She’s very tired and has a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?
Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances in the history of mankind. They are up there with the development of antibiotics, clean sanitation and the X-ray. Immunizations prevent sickness, disabilities and death and have eradicated some deadly diseases.
If you haven't gotten a flu shot, it's not too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season typically peaks in January or February (though flu activity can last as long as late May).
Don’t let the flu wipe you out this year. Getting vaccinated is your best defense. The shot needs a couple weeks to do its job, but then you’re protected.
If you have diabetes – even if it’s well controlled -- it’s important to get the flu shot. With your immune system already weakened, taking extra precautions against infections is important.
Pediatrician Emma Raizman, MD, talks about two new and improved flu vaccines, and why there’s no time like the present for the kids to get their shots (or sprays).
Whether sledding and romping around in the snow or just hanging around together at home, keep kids warm, healthy and safe this winter with these practical tips.
The American Academy of Pediatrics releases a new immunization schedule, including a new approach for pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, by vaccinating pregnant women.
The five germiest places and how to fight back. Hint: you may never use the break room faucet at work again.