Tweens Fail When it Comes to OTC Medicine Safety Awareness

Research shows that tweens begin to self-medicate around 11 years old (approximately 5th to 6th grade). Yet, according to two recent surveys of 6th graders and their parents across the country, tweens got a failing grade on their knowledge of…

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It’s time for a Flu Vaccine!

Break out the tissues – it’s cold and flu season! Day care facilities, classrooms and parks will soon be filled with sick children performing the music of cough cough, sneeze sneeze, achoo! So how do you keep your children safe…

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Meningococcal Meningitis — A sad week in Moorpark, CA

Last week was a very sad week in Moorpark, CA and at San Diego State University (SDSU).  A perfectly healthy college freshman contracted Meningococcal meningitis, visited her family and friends back home in Moorpark and then travelled back to her…

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Medication mistakes affect a child every 8 minutes – Fox News

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On a United Airlines Plane, Not Worried About Catching Ebola

I’m currently pregnant and on a plane.  I’ve been washing my hands frequently and trying not to touch too many commonly touched surfaces.  Why am I being so careful? It’s cold and flu season!   With cold weather upon us (at…

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