The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is a federally funded program that provides vaccines free of charge to children who otherwise may not have been able to afford the vaccines. VFC was created in 1993 as a new entitlement program to be a required part of each state’s Medicaid plan.

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Which Sunscreen Should You Use?

Other than the 15 minutes of sunshine we all need for our daily requirement of vitamin D, staying out of the sun should always be the first choice for skin cancer prevention.  However, there are ways to reduce the damage your skin gets from the sun.

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Immunizing Your Child

An important step in keeping children safe from many childhood diseases is to make sure they are immunized on time. Below is the recommended childhood immunization schedule for January-December 2013. The schedule is approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of […]

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Babies’ Eating Habits And Childhood Obesity

Research finds no link between childhood obesity and the timing of the introduction of solid food for breastfed babies. Formula-feeding, however, does not have the same result. Formula-fed babies are much more sensitive to when they first began eating solid food.

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