November 20, 2017

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Protecting Your Baby From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the recommendation that all infants should sleep on their backs.  Since then, there has been a decrease in the amount of infant deaths caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Unfortunately there has been an increase in sleep-related deaths caused by things that are considered preventable.  What [More]

Do Pregnant Women Need to Get a Flu Shot?

ACMC clinics have recently begun holding flu clinics and among those who should get their shots are pregnant women.  Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all persons 6 months and older should get vaccinated during the flu season, it is especially important for young children, people 50 and older, pregnant women, and people [More]

Why Does My Child Keep Getting Ear Infections?

Why does my child keep getting ear infections?  I’m a parent too, so I feel your (and your children’s) pain! Here’s a simple analogy.  Let’s pretend the eardrum is the bottom of an open, empty bottle.  The space in the bottle is filled with nothing but air.  If infection begins to accumulate in the open [More]