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All Adults, Including Pregnant Women, Should Take Annual Flu Shots

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommends that each adult take the flu shot to protect you from developing the flu during the flu season. It is particularly important that you take the immunization if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the flu season. Taking the flu shot protects your newborn, since the contents of the shot pass through your placenta and then guard your fetus from the dreaded flu. Read More 

Can Chiropractic Therapy Help Manage The Symptoms Of Lupus?

Lupus is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes your body to turn against itself, mistaking healthy cells for hostile invaders. At its least severe, lupus can leave you with painful, inflamed muscles and stiff joints. At its worst, it can damage some of your most vital organs, such as the kidney. Because there is no known cure for lupus, it is particularly important to manage its symptoms to protect yourself and remain as comfortable and active as possible. Read More 

When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?

As a parent, deciding when your child needs to stay home from school is one of the trickier calls to make. If your child is not a fan of school, they may frequently come down with mysterious stomach pains and headaches that are hard to confirm. Conversely, your child may be a perfectionist who can't bear to miss a math quiz, even if they have a raging fever. Fortunately, guidelines exist that can help you make this decision. Read More 

Some Things Parents Need To Know To Protect Their Children From Allergies

Allergies for children are more common than many parents realize. There is a chance that even if you don't have allergies yourself, your children could still have an allergic reaction to foods or environmental pathogens. This is why it is important that parents know what they can do to protect their children from adverse allergic reactions. Here are some things you need to know. How Do I Safely Introduce Foods To A Baby When I Don't Know Their Allergies? Read More 

3 Mistakes To Avoid With Contraceptives

Contraceptives can be effective in helping to prevent pregnancy when used correctly. By contrast, misuse and not fully understanding contraceptives can lead to an unplanned pregnancy. If you are planning to use contraceptives, it is important to avoid mistakes. Here are some common mistakes that are made with contraception and what you can do to avoid them.  Failing to Factor in Health Conditions When you are taking prescription medications, there is a chance that the effectiveness of the medications can be impacted by other health conditions you might have. Read More