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July. 29, 2016

2016 Immunization Schedule

The AAP's 2016 recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents is similar to last year's format, but now recommends including the nine-valent human papillomavirus vaccine that was approved in 2014, researchers wrote in Pediatrics. Children should receive HPV vaccination starting at age 11, while those with a history of sexual abuse should receive it at age 9. The schedule also recommends giving the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine to all adolescents ages 11 to 12, with a booster at age 16

CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks

U.S. health officials released a draft of long awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports the procedure and health insurers should pay for it.

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If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child

If you choose to delay some vaccines or reject some vaccines entirely, there can be risks. Please follow these steps to protect your child, your family, and others.

Three Ways to Calm a Cough

Coughing is one of the most disturbing sounds a parent can hear. It is uncomfortable, tires a child, worries the parents, and robs the entire family of sleep. Yet, a cough is an essential defense mechanism to keep the lungs clear of viruses, bacterial, and other foreign objects

The Lowdown on Food-Borne Illnesses

We have an easy to read chart that compares the five most common types of illnesses transmitted by food, including Salmonellosis, Listeriosis, E. Coli, Hepatitis A and Shigellosis.

Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests

Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a societal level by increasing educational attainment and income in adulthood," said lead researcher Dr. Bernardo Horta, of the Federal University of Pelotas.

The Immunization Baby Book

Learn what vaccines your child needs, when they are needed, and why it is so important to follow the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule as you flip through this video baby book

'No Legal Marijuana,' Pediatricians Say

he American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has drawn a line in the sand, issuing a sober policy statement reaffirming its opposition to the legalization of marijuana. The tide of public opinion and state laws, however, may be turning against the organization.

Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines

What can parents do when their babies and young children have a cold? It depends on the child’s age. Although most colds in children don’t have serious complications, they can cause great worry to caregivers, and are among the top reasons for visiting a doctor.

Poison Centers Issue Warning About Concentrated Packets of Laundry Detergent

The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 57 poison centers are urging the public, especially parents, to keep highly concentrated “single dose packs” of laundry detergent up and away from children

Are your child's immunizations up to date: An Interactive Guide

Get the best protection for your child—make sure your youngster is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations, just select your child’s age and we will do the rest.

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