Posts Tagged: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children and flu: What to do?

You may have been hearing it is flu season for a few months now. But have you heard that the flu can really be very dangerous for children? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 have been hospitalized each year in the United States…
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Parents: Don’t share the slide with your kids

A seemingly simple and fun activity that parents may want to share with their children could have medical repercussions, as evidenced by a video currently popular on Facebook. Sharing a ride down a slide with your child may appear to be fun but it could cause injury to your child. A USA Today photo showing…
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The flu stops with you! Get your flu shot!

Did you know that you are likely to spread influenza (flu) even before you have symptoms? The flu is caused by a virus that is spread person to person by droplets produced when individuals with the flu cough, talk, or sneeze. Symptoms of the flu may include cough, sore throat, tiredness, fever, body aches or…
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Handwashing 101

Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of illness. Below are a few facts that may inspire you and your…
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Important flu vaccine information

Benefits of getting a flu vaccine Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with the flu. This protection also means you are not spreading influenza to family, friends and co-workers. Vaccination can help protect people who are at greater risk of getting seriously ill from the flu, like older adults and those with chronic…
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