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Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS)
The following documents are Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS).
The most celebrated infant milestone - for bleary-eyed parents at least - is the first time their little bundle sleeps through the night. This document examines the most common sleep problems and potential solutions to help you and your baby get better night's sleep.
Bedwetting is a very common problem and about 10% of six year old children wet the bed occasionally. Many children wet the bed nightly. The tips in this document will help your child become dry at night. Additional treatment options are discussed should the normal recommendations fail to help.
As of July 1, 2008 the Michigan Booster Seat Law has changed. Refer to this document for important guidance on how to meet the new requirements. Even if you child is older than 8 your child may not be fully protected. Find out how to verify your child is safe using a simple 4 step process.
Croup is an illness affecting the upper airway system, including the vocal cords, trachea and bronchial tubes. Read this document for a summary of the most common symptoms and steps you should take now if you suspect your child has Croup.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition manifested by dry, scaly skin with occasional flare-ups of redness and itching. This document provides an overview of this condition including tips for treating this chronic condition.
In this document you will learn how to identify the signs which tell you that your child is ready for solid foods. Guidelines are provided that will help you ensure that your child is eating the correct foods for their development level. Finally, foods that should be limited or avoided to avoid possible allergies are listed.
What is a fever and what steps should you take? This document covers some of the most frequent questions that are asked regarding fevers. It also dispels some common myths about fevers and how they should be treated. A useful checklist is included that simplifies the decision of what you should or should no do.
Surprisingly, constipation is one of the most frequently discussed concerns in pediatrics. This document covers the basics and will provide you a good background to determine if your child may have a constipation issue.
Diarrhea itself is not dangerous but there are facts that you should know about this condition. Review this document to learn what you should look of out for and things you can do to treat this condition.
"Colds" or upper respiratory infections (URIs) are the most common infectious illness that children have. On the average, children under 6 years of age have 6 to 8 colds per year. Learn about the causes of colds and the care you can provide to relieve the symptoms.
Babies receive 6 vaccines between birth and 6 months of age. This document tells you about the benefits and risks of these vaccines. It also contains information about reporting an adverse reaction, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and how to get more information about childhood diseases and vaccines.
Recent questions about the safety of Thimerosal has become an important topic for parents. This table breaks down the Thimerosal content for the most common vaccines so that you can know the facts before your child is vaccinated.
Vomiting is a very common occurrence in children and is nearly always caused by a viral illness. This document explains what to look for and approaches you can take to avoid more serious complications.