Infant Health

World Pneumonia Day

pneumonia worldwide and the impact pneumonia has on people of all ages, but especially young children under age 5. Advocates will kick off the first annual World Pneumonia Day with a summit in New York City. More than 100 scientists, political leaders, public health organizations and donors will meet to discuss pneumonia prevention, treatment and protection for the world’s vulnerable ... Read More »

Do not be a Zombie this Halloween‚ Take Steps to Prevent the Flu

This Halloween we need to worry about a new body snatcher. No, it is not a blank-starring zombie roaming the streets looking for its next victim, but it is a highly contagious, serious and even deadly influenza called 2009 H1N1. Don’ let this frighten you into a catatonic state but rather take charge and fight back. Each year more that ... Read More »

Vaccine Safety

Vaccines are a great public health success story. The administration of vaccines has eradicated smallpox, nearly ended polio and greatly reduced the outbreaks of measles, pertussis and other illnesses. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that ‚Influenza vaccination is the primary method for preventing influenza and its severe complications. 1580 is the first known year for an influenza pandemic. ... Read More »