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  • Viral Infections During Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections to protect you and your baby… after using the restroom or before a meal. Avoid contact with people who are knowingly infected. Get a flu shot and other vaccines either before or during…

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and… and the CDC has recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for people 18…

  • Integrating Back to Work After COVID-19

    So much has changed due to COVID-19. You may wonder what to expect when you go back to work. But… and the CDC has recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for people 18…

  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. How serious it is depends on what caused the pneumonia, your age, and… catching what they have. Is there a vaccine for pneumonia? There isn’t a vaccine for all types of pneumonia, but 2 vaccines are available. These…

  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of bacteria, viruses, or germs to purposely harm large quantities of people or communities… common bioterrorist agent. It can spread from person to person. Plague symptoms include: Fever. Headache. Weakness. Chest pain. Cough. Bloody mucous discharge. Vaccines for anthrax and smallpox…

  • Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy… more than once a year will decrease your chance of getting the flu even more.  There is no research that multiple flu vaccines in one year…

  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities… and sinus infections more often than other children. It’s important for children with Down syndrome to receive all of their recommended vaccines. Blood disorders. Those with Down syndrome are more likely to…

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation or irritation of the lungs’ airways that causes a cough. Chronic bronchitis is bronchitis that lasts… will help relieve my symptoms? What lifestyle changes should I make at home to help relieve my symptoms? Is it safe for me to exercise?…

  • Kids and Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are… like mercury in vaccines? Can vaccinations cause autism? My child has severe fear of needles. Should I see a professional counselor?  Resources Centers for Disease…

  • Bringing Your Baby Home

    There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby home… I know if I have postpartum depression? How can I treat this? How do I know if my baby’s crying means they are sick? Resources Centers for Disease Control…

  • Immunization Schedules

    Find immunization schedules for adults and children… Vaccine Schedule for Children (birth through 6 years) Vaccine Schedule for Preteens and Teens (7-18 years) …

  • Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

    Not only is getting a flu shot safe for pregnant women, but it will also help to protect both you… An influenza (flu) vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu, even when you are pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and…

  • Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be very serious. Beginning at 12 months old, almost everyone should have the chickenpox… a vaccine was invented to prevent it. Today, you can keep your children from getting chickenpox by making sure they get the vaccine. The purpose…

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine… ages 4 and 6. The vaccine is 99 percent effective in protecting against the virus. On rare occasions, children who get the vaccine may still…

  • Mumps

    Learn about mumps and how it can be prevented… throat culture involves swabbing the back of your throat. Can mumps be prevented or avoided? The mumps can be prevented with a vaccine. The vaccine is called the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. It can…

  • Measles

    completely preventable through the measles vaccine. The vaccine is called the MMR shot. MMR stands for measles, mumps, and rubella. The one vaccine protects you from all 3 diseases. The MMR shot is a very safe vaccine. Doctors recommend that children get 2 doses of

  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is… peaks in winter and early spring. Babies born prematurely are at a much higher risk of complications from RSV. There is a vaccine for RSV…

  • Cat and Dog Bites

    Cat and dog bites are common injuries. A family pet or a stray animal could bite you. But you can… have diabetes or a condition that weakens your immune system. This includes liver or lung disease, cancer, or AIDS. Your last tetanus vaccine was more…