Newsletter Winter 2018

Here is our WIND Study Winter Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out some winter crafts, learn more about the microbiome and our recent microbiome research progress, and get to know WIND Study Team member Vanessa Annulysse!

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Behind the Science: Why Does Cold Weather Cause Runny Noses?

Have you ever wondered why your nose runs when it’s cold outside, even though you may not be sick? It turns out that mucus from your nose actually plays an important role in protecting sensitive lung tissue, by warming up the air you inhale so that it

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Winter Safety Tips: Keeping your Child Dry, Warm, and Safe in Cold Weather

As the temperatures drop, children need extra clothing to stay warm and healthy. Here are some tips to make sure your child stays safe while playing outside during the winter months! Dress your child in layers: Children should dress in layers to stay warm, and they should

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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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Annual Booster Seat Ratings are in: More “BEST BET” Models Now Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS for short, recently released their annual ratings for car booster seats. Booster seats are meant to raise your child higher in the car to improve the position and angle of the seatbelt so that your child can fit the

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Winter Safety Tips

Here a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your family safe in the wintertime. • Dress your child in several thin base layers to keep them warm and dry. Toddlers and young children should wear one more layer of clothing than an

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Flu Forecast

Imagine if we could forecast influenza or “the flu”, just like the weather. Researchers at Columbia University recently made a “flu forecast” website to do that. Their website shows you the number of people who had the flu in your city or state this week, and predicts

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