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Your child may be eligible for free vaccines

There’s good—and not-so-good—news when it comes to childhood vaccines in the U.S., according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. By their second birthday, kids should get several shots that protect against more than a dozen diseases. The good news is that most kiddos are getting those shots on time. But the report also […]

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Tips for dealing with a finicky eater

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=ebee4710-fd5e-4aae-888d-e5b3ddd6c738#.W5-qT1w-dBw What to do when your child won’t eat. Do you dread dinner? If you’re the parent of a finicky eater, who can blame you? Heated arguments and high drama over peas and carrots are no fun. Neither is throwing away perfectly good food your child refuses to eat. But you can take consolation […]

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How to plate-up more fruits and veggies for kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d16c465-793f-4c47-973e-eaa5d94a564e#.W5-pKFw-dBw From Brussels sprouts to broccoli and cauliflower to corn, vegetables are super nutritious. But as any parent knows, most kids don’t eat enough of them. Now researchers may have figured out a little trick to feeding those finicky eaters, and it’s all about the plate. The study involved 235 kids at a preschool. […]

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6 Reasons to Get HPV Vaccine for Your Child

Original source: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/infographics/vacc-six-reasons.html and https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/hpv-important/infographic-hpv-screening-508.pdf CDC recommends two doses of HPV vaccination at ages 11-12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. See six important reasons to get HPV vaccine for your child, and talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about HPV cancer prevention at ages 11-12.  

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Is Your Child Afraid of Getting a Shot?

Original source: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=40958&l=1&p=&pn=#{“issue_id”:”458646″,”page”:4} Many children have a fear of needles. It’s not surprising. Most grownups dislike shots, too. But a child’s fear can often be more upsetting than the jab itself. It can make doctor visits especially stressful and take a toll on mom and dad. To ease your child’s anxiety—and your own—try the following tips: […]

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Infographic: Vaccines for infants through age 6

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=069abe40-62fc-45c0-8991-0fe4fc9c4127#.W19Iu1w-dBw Getting young kids their shots at the recommended time can help keep them healthy. Click the interactive infographic below to find out if your child is up-to date on vaccines. 

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Protect kids from sunburn

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2e0af1aa-b84c-4a71-b69a-2ca206aca30c#.W0UIGFw-dBw It’s 10 a.m. on a summer day. Do you know where your children are? If they’re outside, they ought to be in the shade. And if they aren’t in the shade, they ought to be wearing sunscreen or be otherwise protected from the sun’s rays. Because the research is fairly blunt: Sunburns during […]

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