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Stomach Flu Vs. Flu

The differences between the Stomach Flu and the Influenza “Flu” People often get confused about the difference between the stomach flu and influenza. Stomach Flu The stomach flu actually refers to gastroenteritis or irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines (the gastrointestinal tract).  Signs and symptoms of gastroenteritis usually consist of vomiting and diarrhea, […]

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Eczema is a chronic disease of the skin causing dry, itchy, irritated skin.  Many infants and children diagnosed with eczema, also have hay fever, food allergies and asthma.  The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but the condition tends to run in families.  Occasionally, certain triggers will make eczema worse. Triggers may be certain foods,

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Concerned About Vaccines? This Should Ease Your Mind.

A new report on the safety of vaccines recommended for children aged six years and younger, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), reveals some comforting news on vaccines for children under age 6, including DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, meningococcal, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), and varicella vaccines. The

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