Did Your Kids Get a Flu Shot?

We know they hate needles, but will you get your kids the flu shot? Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
We haven't heard much about H1N1, aka swine flu, this season. But it's still out there, as is the good old regular flu virus.

A Baby's Death by Flu Spurs His Parents on to Educate the Masses

Chances are, you may not have thought much about the dangers of the flu before last year's high profile H1N1 flu pandemic. After all, the flu is just like a bad cold, right? Wrong. The truth is the flu can kill, and it isn't just a danger to...Chances are, you may not have thought much about the dangers of the flu before last year's high profile H1N1 flu pandemic. After all, the flu is just like a bad cold, right? Wrong. The truth is the flu can kill, and it isn't just a danger to elderly or sick people; it also kills children -- healthy children.

Kids, Adults Should Get Flu Vaccine, American Lung Association Urges

Kids are the Typhoid Marys of flu season, experts say. Credit: Zaldylmg, Flickr
The summer breezes are still teasing us, even as our kids board their buses for the first weeks of school, but it won't be long before the 2010-2011 flu season is u...

Breastfeeding Pics Banned, Apple Gadgets Help Autistic Kids and More

Breast may be best as far as the World Health Organization is concerned, but not according to Facebook. The social networking site has removed portraits of breastfeeding women created by a British Columbia artist. The iPad may look like the lates...

Parents Struggle to Find Inoculated Nannies

Could getting flu shots give nannies an edge in the job market? Credit: Corbis
"Extensive references available. Oh, and I've had all my shots." Now that's what potential employers like to see in a nanny. The Los Angeles Times reports that...

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau Dishes on Motherhood

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau has a lot going on. When she's not relaying the latest entertainment scoop as etalk's Quebec correspondent, she's busy keeping up with her 2-year-old son, Xavier, and 10-month-old daughter, Ella-Grace. She's also the wi...

Swine Flu Doses for Children Recalled

Pediatric doses of H1N1 vaccine are being recalled for reduced effectiveness. Credit: Nathan F, Flickr
More than 10,000 doses of swine flu vaccine are being recalled because they lost some potency during shipment. Virgina and Maryland are pull...

Don't Kiss Santa, He Might Have H1N1

Santa could spread more than good will and cheer during the holiday season. Credit: Matti Mattila, Flickr
Swine flu is definitely not on Santa's Christmas list this year, and actors who play the jolly old elf in malls across the country are askin...

Hospitals Keeping Kids Away to Ward Off Flu

Parents remember the first time their older child met a new sibling -- usually at Mommy's hospital bedside. But this year, millions of big brothers and big sisters will have to wait until baby comes home to experience this milestone. New rest...

Bare Handshake a No-No Now in Youth Hockey

Kids are now discouraged from hand-to-hand contact. Credit: Corbis
The latest casualty of the swine flu outbreak: Handshakes after youth hockey games. With the flu spreading, USA Hockey, the national governing body for the sport, now re...

Swine Flu: Will Your Kids Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That is the question parents are asking this flu season. Along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most family doctors are recommending that children and pregnant women, in particular, vaccinat...

Parent Portal: CDC Resource Center

Parent Portal is a site created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information on keeping children healthy and safe. If your kid has the sniffles and you are wondering if it's swine flu or a just a common cold, the Parent Po...

One Third of Parents Oppose Swine Flu Vaccine for Their Kids, Poll Says

Will you have your child vaccinated for the swine flu? Credit: mharvey75, Flickr
More than a third of parents in the United States oppose getting their children vaccinated against the swine flu, according to a poll conducted this month by The Ass...

Elmo Makes a Flu PSA for Kids

In case you haven't heard, Swine Flu -- or H1N1 -- is coming back. And so is the plain ol' regular flu. Fun! OK, not fun at all. But the United States government is doing its part to raise awareness in a fun way. First, it announced a contest, asking...

Harry Potter Star Recovering from the Swine Flu

Ron Weasley caught the swine flu. Photo: Getty Images
Even celebrities -- and magic, spell-casting wizard celebs at that -- aren't immune to swine flu, which has been spreading the globe since April. Harry Potter's faithful friend Ron Weasley, ak...


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