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After the CDC recommended against the nasal flu vaccine for children in 2016, fewer parents opted to get their children vaccinated. (Photo: iStock)

Kids & the Flu

Flu Vaccinations Fall Without Nasal Vaccine Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-17 flu season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according
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Not all childhood falls can be prevented, but many can be. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Prevent Childhood Falls

Protect Your Child from Injury Due to Falls Some falls are just part of childhood. Learning to walk and nursing scraped knees are milestones that few kids escape. But more serious tumbles – from beds, stairs, playground equipment and windows – are often the most easily prevented.
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One of the symptoms of Lyme disease is a bull's-eye-like rash where the person was bitten. (Photo: CDC)

Lyme Disease

Take Precautions Against Lyme Disease Recent reports have suggested that tick populations may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme disease in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Although it is unclear whether the number of ticks
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