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Vaccines: How to Keep Your Child’s Shots on Track

Vaccinating your children according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the best ways you can protect them from 14 harmful and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday. Here...

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Are We There Yet? Traveling with Children

Traveling with your children can be a wonderful experience in creating memories that both you and your little ones will always remember fondly. However, preparation is key in helping to...

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Are You Aware of the Threats of Secondary Drowning?  Major Threat It Poses to Children & Teens

Secondary drowning, also known as ‘dry drowning,’ occurs hours after what is usually described as a struggle while in the water. This is something most parents are not aware of...

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The HPV Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the number of girls and boys that have received the HPV vaccine are significantly lower than other common vaccines.

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Volunteer Cuddlers Snuggle Sick Babies

When babies are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), parents can’t always be with them every minute. That's when volunteer "baby cuddlers" come in.

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How to Care for a Jellyfish Sting

Do you know what to do if you're stung by a jellyfish? Rinse with saltwater or freshwater? Is urine helpful or an old wives' tale? You may be surprised by...

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Beat the Heat.  Check the Backseat.

So far this year, heat stroke is the cause of at least 15 deaths of children in vehicles in the United States. In Louisiana, we frequently reach temperatures in the upper 8...

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Being Proactive can Help Prevent Eye Injuries

Eye injuries of all types occur at a rate of more than 2,000 per day. Check out these useful eye safety tips for everyday life.

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