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  1. Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most American kids entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations, a new report shows. Coverage for the 2013-2014 school year ranged from 95 percent for the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping co

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  2. Faster Test Developed for Enterovirus D68

    Oct. 14, 2014 -- A new, faster lab test for enterovirus D68 has been developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between mid-August and Oct 14, a total of 691 people in 46 states and the District of Columbia have been confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by enterovirus

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  3. Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counting pitches reduces young pitchers' risk of arm damage, but many coaches don't use this method consistently, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 61 youth baseball coaches in Cincinnati and northeast Ohio, a

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  4. Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The childhood pneumococcal vaccine helps children avoid the suffering and danger of ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. And a new study suggests it may provide an added bonus: cutting down on infections from antibi

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  5. CDC: 4 People With Enterovirus D68 Have Died

    Oct. 1, 2014 -- Four people have died after catching enterovirus D68, according to the CDC. It’s unclear what role the virus played in their deaths, though. State and local health departments “are continuing to investigate,” says CDC spokeswoman Darlene Foote in an e-mail to WebMD. One of the people

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  6. Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on Sept. 30 with additional cases in Colorado and Virginia and comments from the Children's Hospital Colorado media briefing. Sept. 29, 2014 -- Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado, Virginia, and Kansas City ha

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  7. Experts: Give Flu Shot to Kids 6 Months and Older

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their influenza vaccine recommendations to advise that the younges

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  8. Parents Using Online Ratings to Pick Pediatricians

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians, take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study. The finding

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  9. More Schools Stocking Allergic Reaction Shots

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More states are passing legislation permitting or requiring schools to stock the medication epinephrine to use for any child having a severe allergic reaction. Epinephrine auto-injectors are the primary treatment for "a

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  10. Helping Kids Who Fear Vaccines

    When your young child whimpers at the mention of the word "shot," you probably have mixed feelings. You want your son to be protected by his vaccinations; you just wish that the procedure was pain-free. "Vaccines protect the health and well-being of children, but children don't understand that," say

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