Toy Safety for Parents: Steps to Take at Home

With the holiday season in full-swing, toys for children are on a lot of parents’ minds. Here are some tips to make sure your child is safe while playing with his or her favorite toys! Small parts: Pay close attention to the safety labels on toys with

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Study Update

During your child’s initial hospitalization (the one during which he or she was enrolled in the study) we collected mucus in order to test it for viruses. We will compare the virus(es) your child had in the hospital with other respiratory viruses that your child may have

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In the Literature: Swabs

In an article published in Pediatrics in 2008, the authors compare the ability of nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and nose-throat swabs (NTS) to identify respiratory viruses in children. Sound familiar? In the hospital an NPA was collected from your child, and we have asked you to collect a variety

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