Measles Outbreak: Protect Your Child with MMR Vaccine
In the United States, we are currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California. Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for your young children. Protect your children by making sure they get MMR vaccine according to CDC's recommended schedule
Measles Can be Serious
Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can be serious for young children.
About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.
1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling (encephalitis), which may lead to brain damage.
1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care.
9 Basic Life Skills Every Teen Should Know
(Even in the Digital Age)
Technology has changed the way we conduct business and how we interact with those around us. As a result, many young people are at risk of missing out on opportunities to learn basic life skills. Despite the advances in the digital age, practical skills are still necessary in many aspects of life. These life skills can help teens transition smoothly into adulthood:
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