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    Swine Flu
    Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 Vaccine
    Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 VaccineMoms and mothers-to-be have lots of questions about how a swine flu vaccine will affect their families. Get the facts about H1N1 vaccinations. All information is from the Centers for Disease Control an...
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    Flu Fighter's Guide
    Teach kids to be the ultimate germ fighter! This colorful and informational printable will show kids ways to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs. ...
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    Swine Flu
    Are You Ready if Swine Flu Arrives at Your School?
    Are You Ready if Swine Flu Arrives at Your School? Since the outbreak of swine flu in April 2009, cases of the novel H1N1 virus have been confirmed in all 50 states and continue to be reported all around the world. On June 11, 2009, the World He...
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    Colds and Flu
    The Flu: Fact or Fiction
    Groan ... moan ... ah choo! How much do you know about the flu? Take this quiz and find out. ...
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    Coronavirus Resource Center
    Sparkle Germs: Using Glitter to Teach Your Kids How to Wash Their Hands
    Sparkle Germs Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: Craft glitter Young children are often resistant to washing their hands. It is hard for them to understand things that they cannot...
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    Keeping Kids Home
    When to Keep a Child at Home
    When to Keep a Child at HomeAlthough it may seem obvious, children should not go to school when they're contagious to others, when they have a fever, or when they're too sick to learn. Childhood illnesses are spread easily when children are in cl...
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    Colds and Flu
    10 Simple Ways to Prevent Colds and the Flu
    You can help prevent winter illness in your family with these cold- and flu-fighting tips from the CDC and other health experts. Use this as your checklist for a healthier (and happier) household and a season of fewer sick days for you and your k...
    Erin Dower
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    Colds and Flu
    Avoiding the Common Cold
    Avoiding the Common Cold Wash Those Germs Away! Until there is a cure for it, or a vaccine to prevent it, rhinovirus (the common cold) will remain an annoying fact of life, particularly among young children. In fact, according to Dr. Shari Neth...
    Laura L. Meehan
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    Colds and Flu
    Colds, Allergies, and Asthma: How Do You Tell Which Is Which?
    Our expert sorts through the symptoms of colds, allergies, and asthma. ...
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    Colds and Flu
    Surprising Answers to Questions About Children's Colds
    Surprising Answers to Questions About Children's Colds Can large doses of Vitamin C prevent or cure the common cold? Unfortunately, large doses of Vitamin C have not been proven to prevent or cure children's colds. In fact, large doses can even ...
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    Colds and Flu
    Cold and Flu Season: Are You Feeding Your Kids Right?
    If your kids are anything like mine, once the cold weather hits, their noses become little snot-faucets. From October to April, it's one cold after another. We've dealt with everything from sniffles to full-on respiratory infections. Cold and fl...
    Laurie Mega
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Do We Have to Get Flu Shots Every Year?
    A yearly flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against the types of influenza expected each year. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Name Brand vs. Generic Cold Medicines
    Find out how to choose the right medicine for a cold. ...
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    Colds and Flu
    Respiratory Diseases in Winter
    During the winter months, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza (flu) are widespread among children, especially in the first two years of life. ...