CDC warns about disease outbreaks linked to pools

It’s finally summer. With the warm temperatures here to stay, many families are heading to swimming pools. Before you jump in, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a warning: Pools can carry […]

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New recommendations on childhood concussion recovery are less strict

For the first time in eight years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for children recovering from concussions, easing restrictions on electronics and physical activity. The AAP is no longer recommending […]

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New pediatrician guidelines: Kids should face the rear for as long as they’re within car seat’s weight limit

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new recommendation that young children need to face the rear of the car for as long as they’re under the seat’s weight limit. Some rear-facing seats can accommodate a […]

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Measles is a greater threat than debunked vaccine safety claims

More than 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles so far in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the U.S. has seen 107 cases, according to the […]

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Hand, foot and mouth disease spiking in Kentucky

Local health providers are seeing more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, also known as coxsackievirus. The virus gets its name from small red sores that often appear in the mouth and rashes that […]

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Does solid food over breastfeeding really help babies sleep better?

A recent debate about feeding infants solid food before 6 months of age has become a point of conversation among new mothers. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, mothers should exclusively breastfeed for the […]

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What you need to know about Ritz and Goldfish cracker recalls

The recall Mondelez International Inc., the parent company of brands Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits, has issued a voluntary recall for both of these products. Likewise, Pepperidge Farm, the parent company of Goldfish crackers, […]

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5 healthy habits of a fit family

A recent study published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed five key guidelines families should follow to keep their kids at a healthy weight. Researchers found that when mothers stuck to […]

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CDC: Do not eat Honey Smacks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning for consumers telling them not to eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal — no matter the package size or best-by date printed on the […]

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Theaters post warnings about seizure concerns during ‘Incredibles 2’

If you’ve ever fired up an Xbox or PlayStation, you’ve likely seen the warning that certain video games can cause seizures. Recently, some theaters have posted health-related warning signs about animated film “Incredibles 2” after […]

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Deadline for students to get hepatitis A vaccine fast approaching

School districts around Kentucky have been warning parents that students won’t be able to start the upcoming school year if they don’t follow the new hepatitis A vaccine requirements. A new state regulation says all Kentucky […]

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Record number of kids died from flu this season

This past winter was one of the worst flu seasons. Now we’re learning just how bad. Unfortunately, it’s one for the record books. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 172 children died […]

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