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The Importance of Keeping Your Children on a Regular Immunization Schedule

We are fortunate enough to live in an era with the medical technology capable of preventing terrible diseases that caused significant suffering to past generations. The immunization schedule outlined for children ages 0 to 6 year of age is designed to protect your child from the measles, polio, and countless other devastating diseases. Keeping to a recommended immunization schedule is key to ensuring the vaccinations do their job effectively.

Why Do Childhood Vaccinations Matter?

When your baby is growing in the womb, she is in a sterile environment safe from the threats of the outside world. Immediately after birth, your baby’s immune system must begin confronting bacteria and developing immune responses to environmental threats. However, your baby’s immune system isn’t strong enough to combat serious and life-threatening illnesses like the measles or polio. Continue reading “The Importance of Keeping Your Children on a Regular Immunization Schedule”

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What You Need to Know

Your child is bound to catch illnesses and diseases from other people as they grow up. From the common cold to lice and everything in between, it’s important that you are familiar with the different sicknesses that might impact your child so you can properly address and treat each one.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is one very common viral infection that spreads between children, especially in daycares and preschools. Here’s everything you should know about hand, foot, mouth disease to help your child stay comfortable and get better quickly.

What Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? Continue reading “Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What You Need to Know”