Author Archive | Heather Elise Duge

Is the Flu Shot Safe for Pregnant Women?

With the peak of flu season around the corner, everyone needs a flu shot, especially pregnant women. “The flu shot is absolutely safe for pregnant women,” says Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. “The immunization can be given at any point in pregnancy but should be received before […]

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Is Your Child Safe From the Rapidly Spreading Respiratory Virus?

With school back in session, the potentially dangerous respiratory virus currently affecting children in 10 different states could continue spreading at an alarming rate. In the past couple of weeks, more than 1,000 children have been treated for the respiratory virus called Enterovirus 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If this […]

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Why One Mom Thinks Every Child Should Be Vaccinated

In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, one of our own moms, Heather Duge, shares her story about considering modified immunizations for her baby, EllieKate, and ultimately what led her to choose the vaccine schedule her baby’s doctor recommended. This year’s measles outbreak, the largest one in 18 years, reminds me of the epidemic last […]

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Team Shayna’s Red Balloon Run & Ride Donations Benefit The Heart Center

In 2007, 15-month-old Shayna Strauss was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Her mother Dawn spent 11 agonizing days hoping the cardiac specialists at Children’s Medical Center would be able to save Shayna’s fragile life. Since 2010, Shayna’s family has raised money for Children’s as part of the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, co-presented by […]

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