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Don't Wait -- Vaccinate

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending flu vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. Even healthy adults 19 through 24 years of age should get vaccinated.


Begin planning kids' summer recreation now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters' summer vacations.


8 Ways to Keep a Pet Healthy

Most people view their pets as an extension of the family. Therefore, pet parents are interested in the best ways to ensure their dogs, cats, birds, or small mammals are healthy and happy.

It doesn't take much to keep a pet healthy, but these steps are essential for the well-being of the animal. An individual who is not able to provide the general care for a pet -- whether


How to tell family you're eloping

Just as many men and women may have visions of what their wedding will be like, parents, family members and friends also may envision others' weddings. Parents who have their hearts set on seeing their little girl in a white, princess gown or their boy beginning to start his own family could be


Dry Pet Food Could Lead to Sick Children

Young children typically explore their world by putting everything they find in their mouths. This habit can make them sick, especially if they discover dry pet food.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked salmonella outbreaks with dry pet foods, including Pedigree and Special Kitty, produced at a Mars Petcare plant in Everson, Pa. Seventy-nine people became ill between 2006 and 2008. Most of the affected individuals were children aged 2 and younger.