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Updated: April 20, 2022

Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines

Young Girl Getting Vaccinated

The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers. Dr. Katherine Williamson is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Orange County and deals with parents and kids daily at her busy practice.

Updated: December 29, 2021

Does My Child Need a COVID-19 Booster? (What to Know About COVID Boosters for Kids & Teens)

Child Getting Vaccinated

As much as we had hoped the COVID-19 pandemic would be a distant memory almost two years in, it is unfortunately still rearing its ugly head around the country and the world. With each new variant that surfaces, the CDC, school systems, communities, cities, and states grapple with how to handle new caseloads, symptoms, vaccine requirements, and booster shots.

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Are You Ready if Swine Flu Arrives at Your School?

The latest news on swine flu

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 Health Organization classified the pandemic as "Phase 6," meaning widespread human infection.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Alternative Treatments for Autism

What's wrong with conventional treatment?

Alternative Treatments for Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 150 kids in the United States suffers from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making autism more common than childhood cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. The apparent explosion in autism numbers since the 1970s (when the incidence was two to three per 10,000) may be due to shifting definitions and increased awareness among parents, educators, and doctors.

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Updated: December 29, 2021

Covid Safety Tips For Parents As Kids Head Back to School

Covid Safety Tips

Many families and students faced challenges over the last year during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. With back-to-school around the corner, many districts are making a push for as much in-person learning as possible. Stress and anxiety are likely high for many kids and families who are working to find ways to keep their children safe during the school year while still being able to reunite with their teachers and peers.

When Rover Can't Go

When Rover Can't Go

Sometimes the dog just can't go along on a trip. Some people are lucky enough to have dog-loving relatives or friends close by who don't mind an extra set of four feet for a few days. If you're not one of the lucky ones, then you'll need to board your dog or hire a pet sitter. Whatever option you choose, make reservations well in advance. Good caretakers are often booked months ahead.

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Choosing a Veterinarian

Choosing a Veterinarian

Your dog's vet is an important person in his life, even if he doesn't much like going to see her. With your help, she'll give him regular examinations and provide vaccinations and preventive medications to keep him healthy. If he's sick or injured, she'll diagnose the problem and offer treatment options.

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Choosing the Right Cat for You

Choosing the Right Cat for You

Whether you decide on a Domestic or a purebred, the next step is to become an informed consumer. Let's look at some of the general choices you have when seeking a feline friend—coat length, sex, age, energy, and personality traits.

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Updated: July 12, 2021

Flying While Pregnant: Is it Safe? What You Need to Know

Flying While Pregnant

From the moment you find out you're pregnant, your life changes. You suddenly have another person to consider with every decision you make. Pregnant women have a lot on their plate when it comes to their health and their baby's health. Many women wonder if they can still do the things they used to, including air travel or if that will prevent them from having a healthy pregnancy.

by: Erin Dower

Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women and Families

Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus

The news of Zika virus spreading is pretty scary, particularly if you're pregnant or trying to conceive (TTC). If you're expecting, what steps do you need to take to protect yourself and your baby? Can you still take a babymoon, and where is it safe to travel? Where is Zika virus spreading locally in the U.S.? Don't panic; read on for facts that can help answer your questions, and keep you and your family safe, whether you're pregnant or not.

Updated: January 10, 2022

The Newest Teen Slang Trends of 2021

A parents guide to the latest teen slang

Even though you’re a parent, it probably still feels like you were a teen just a few years ago in some ways. The emotions and themes of teen experience may not change much, but the one thing that certainly does change year over year is the slang that teens use. If you are a parent of teens or if you work with them, it’s helpful to have an idea of what their secret code words and phrases mean every now and then.

Updated: May 15, 2019

What to Do When Your Child Is Sick

Mother checking body temperature of sick daughter

You're thinking of the big meeting you have today when your child says, "I don't feel well!" As parents, we dread hearing these words. But when we do hear them, do you know what to do? "Are you sure?" you ask, as you put your hand on his forehead. His head does feel a bit warm. But is he really feverish enough to keep home from school? As a nurse practitioner working in a school setting, I've seen many parents struggle with these issues. While having a sick child is never easy, these guidelines might help you figure out what to do when your child says, "I don't feel so good."

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Traveling in Pregnancy

Traveling Safely During Your Pregnancy

Making plans

Editor's note: Avoid travel to areas affected by Zika virus during pregnancy, and always talk with your doctor about international travel plans well in advance.

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Indoor or Outdoor Cat?

Indoor or Outdoor Cat?

Which is better for a cat, staying indoors or being let outside? It's an emotional, never-ending debate, and I'll admit to mixed feelings. There's no question that cats are much safer indoors. Their risk of exposure to infectious diseases, parasites, attacks from other animals, and abuse by people is greatly reduced, and few cats are killed by cars in the house. But I've also watched my cats enjoy sunning themselves on the patio or exploring the garden on a nice day.

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Feline Health Problems

Noninfectious problems

Feline Health Problems

Not all illnesses are contagious, of course. Let's take a look at noninfectious health problems that can affect some cats.

Cat Allergies

Cats cause allergic reactions in many people (see Cats and Allergies), so I guess it's only fair that cats can suffer from allergies, too. Let's look at the most common feline allergens.

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by: Laurie Mega

Cold and Flu Season: Are You Feeding Your Kids Right?

Feed Your Kid Right to Prevent Cold and Flu

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 flu season is tough for little guys, especially since their immune systems are still learning how to fight off germs.

Of course, the best way to keep your kids healthy is to make sure they get plenty of sleep, plenty of fluids and a diet rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals and whole grains.

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Keeping Up with Your Cat's Hygiene

Grooming and bathing

Keeping Up with Your Cat's Hygiene

Healthy skin and coat begin with good nutrition (see Feeding Your Cat) and parasite control (see Vaccinating Your Cat Against Infectious Diseases), but good grooming helps, too.

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Updated: March 23, 2022

Authoritative Parenting is On The Rise

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Parenting is a skill, an art form of sorts. If you're good at it, you have goods odds at raising children that succeed and go on to impact the world in great ways. If you're not so good at it,  your children are the ones who pay the price. While children don't come with instructions there are things you can do to help support your success as a parent. One of these is to think about your parenting style.

More: Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility

by: Kayla Brennan

A Study on School Subjects and Parental Involvement

How involved should parents be in a kid's education?

We all want our children to perform well in school, but with COVID-19 closing schools across the country, many parents have become the teachers. Still, in a typical scenario, what role should parents play in their children’s education? Which subjects do parents think their child should learn?

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak