Danger of Raising “Glow Kids”

Tom Tozer and Bill Black, authors of Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers, warn of the growing risk that electronic devices pose to children. Click here to read their article, Dangers of Raising "Glow Kids." … [Read more...]

Flu Mist Not Recommended for 2016

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted in June 2016 that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. ACIP continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) or recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV), for everyone 6 months and older. To read more, click here. … [Read more...]

How Technology Can Effect Parents and their Children

For information on how technology can effect both parents and children, read the following web resources. Parents For Your Child's Sake, Put Down that Smartphone!  It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.  Read more about how technology can effect your interactions with your … [Read more...]

Influenza Vaccination

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Seasonal Influenza usually begins in November and lasts until April.   Symptoms of Influenza include high fever, chills, headache, runny nose, sore throat and excessive tiredness. If diagnosed within 48 hours of the first symptoms, Influenza can be effectively treated to reduce the duration and intensity of the illness. Who should get the vaccine? Currently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the … [Read more...]