Carolyn Carlson, M.D.

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8 Things Parents Should Know About the Flu Vaccine

Posted by Carolyn Carlson, M.D. on Nov 8, 2017 2:02:00 PM

There’s a lot of misinformation about vaccines, and parents often have questions about their childrens’ immunizations – including the flu vaccine. As many of you may know, this year’s flu season has already started and will begin ramping up. Let's meet some of your questions head-on. Here are eight things parents need to know about the 2017 flu vaccine.

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Topics: Flu shot, flu season, flu vaccination, influenza

Head’s Up! There Are New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies in Infants!

Posted by Carolyn Carlson, M.D. on Mar 15, 2017 7:56:00 AM

After years of guidelines that instructed parents to hold off on giving young children peanut-related products, new guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical professionals say parents should introduce foods containing peanuts to children early and often, starting when they’re infants, as a way to avoid life-long peanut allergies. 

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Topics: new guidellines for peanut allergies in infants, when to introduce peanut products to babies

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