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A great meal goes beyond having all the right dishes. Cooking safely and knowing when to throw out leftovers is a must for any dining occasion.
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This is important information: Longer antibiotic treatment better for young children with ear infectionsResearchers examined 520 children ages 6 months to 23 months with acute middle ear infections and found that 16% of those who received the antibiotic amoxicillin-clavulanate for 10 days had treatment failure, compared with 34% of those who received the five-day regimen. The findings in The New England Journal of Medicine also showed worse symptoms among those who received the shorter regimen and similar rates of diarrhea and diaper rash between both groups.
A Family Media Use PlanThe AAP offers a new Family Media Use Plan interactive tool to help families create a personalized plan to manage their screen time and media use. Available at HealthyChildren.org/MediaUsePlan, this tool represents a core recommendation in the AAP's policy statements on media use for toddlers, children and teens. Please enjoy this tool to formulate your plan for electronic media exposure for your kids.
Have you booked your trip?
It's a great time to plan a trip. But whether you are visiting family and friends or taking a vacation, there are always health risks to keep in mind. That's why the CDC wants to make sure you stay healthy and Zika-free during your travels and once you return home.
Travel should be enjoyable and stress-free. Give yourself one less thing to worry about and sign up for Zika updates today.
For more information on Zika and travel, visit cdc.gov/travel