The recent measles outbreak is a regrettable reminder to all of us of just how preventable this disease truly is when your child is vaccinated.
From a flu vaccination skeptic to a believer — almost losing her 3-year-old daughter made Anita Braatz rethink her view of the flu vaccination.
Everyone in the family (with the exception of infants less than 6 months of age) should get the flu vaccine — kids, parents and grandparents. It’s also important for pregnant women to get the vaccine to protect themselves and their babies.
It can be terrifying when your child wakes up to find a bat fluttering above his or her bed in the dark. It’s also surprisingly common in late summer as newly flying young bats find their way into cracks and crevices of old houses and then zoom unexpectedly into living spaces. But the most nerve-wracking part of this Halloween-esque scene can be assessing your child’s risk of rabies exposure.