Acute Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) prevention
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Prevention could include:

  • About one month after your baby is born he or she is given the first of three hepatitis B (hepB) vaccinations. Then comes the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib); pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV); inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV); measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and so on..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:July 31, 2008
  • Annual flu shots are recommended for all ages, starting at 6 months old. This has been a shift in recent years encouraging all age groups to receive the shot.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) plan is designed to control morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apart from the obvious health benefits, studies have explored the additional societal benefits of vaccinations in developing countries.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Even if you had vaccinations as a child, that doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't follow up as a young adult. Certain vaccinations are required for college.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Despite the fact that vaccines can prevent the spread of highly infectious (and lethal) diseases, the number of people refusing vaccines has increased.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Staying smoke-free is more than just giving up cigarettes; it is a complete lifestyle change. Here are some suggestions for making your new life smoke-free.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Research has shown that the best way to quit smoking and stay smoke free is to combine a cessation aid (like the patch or nicotine gum) with a strong support system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Teens who smoke become adults who smoke. Most teens don't fully understand the risks associated with smoking or how difficult it will be to quit.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Talking to your parents about quitting smoking can be intimidating. It is extremely important that you discuss quitting and help them become a former smoker.
    Source:HLCMS
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit (CDC, 2012). However, most people who try to quit are not successful in their first attempt. This is because the body p...
    Source:HLCMS
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