What You Need to Know About the Flu

Flu is a virus which strikes 5 to 20% of the U.S. population every year. The best way to prevent the flu is through annual vaccination. Here is an overview of what you need to know to keep you and your loved ones healthy this flu season.

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Helping Children Recover from Stomach Flu

“Stomach flu” is a common illness, but it can cause dehydration that can be serious, resulting in hospitalization. The good news is that a study of children with stomach flu shows that giving diluted apple juice is an effective way to prevent serious complications.

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Are Codeine Medications Too Risky for You or Your Children?

Codeine is one of the most widely prescribed medications for pain and for coughs in children and adults. In recent years, serious concerns have been raised about its safety in children. Since the safety and effectiveness of codeine is unpredictable in children, even when prescribed correctly, experts believe codeine should never be given to children.

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Acetaminophen: How Can I Protect My Children?

Children can more easily be harmed by too much acetaminophen than adults. Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in many over-the-counter cold and fever medications, such as Tylenol, may cause liver damage and liver failure if taken in large than recommended doses or for a long time.

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