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Zika Virus Information

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites and is of concern to pregnant women. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.  For more […]

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Parenting Under Stress

Most parents will agree that raising children is a stressful endeavor, and all parents can benefit from supports and services that enhance family functioning. The articles in this issue of Zero to Three describe a variety of approaches to serving children and families and strengthening parent child relationships.  For more information please visit Zero to […]

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Flu Season is Around the Corner

Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop full protection against the flu. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones! For more information please visit the Centers for Disease Controls website.

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Coping with Colic

Although all babies cry, some babies cry much more than others. Excessive crying is oftentimes a symptom of a condition known as “colic.” Colic is defined as crying that *begins and ends for no obvious reason *lasts at least 3 hours a day *happens at least 3 days a week *continues for 3 weeks to […]

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Maine Maple Sunday

This year Maine Maple Sunday is being held on March 22, 2015.  For more information you can visit the Get Real Get Maine website.

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Measles Outbreak in the U.S.

The United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.  For more information regarding the recent outbreak please visit […]

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Protect Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus

RSV is common during fall, winter and spring. It usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. But RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. Help protect your child and others from RSV. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus. It spreads through coughing and sneezing. You can also get RSV by touching […]

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Behavior & Development

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Zero To Three has some great resources to help parents with behavior and development.  

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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Halloween is almost upon us and can be an exciting time for children.  To be sure children are safe while out trick-or-treating listed below are some safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control with helping you have a safe Halloween. Be safe this Halloween and have fun!

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