Friday Links – September Epidemic, Tylenol Risk, Free National Parks
Ever Heard of the “September Epidemic”?
Janeen talks about this phenomenon over on her food allergy blog, and it’s based on a National Jewish article. Go read the whole thing, but here’s the short version: doctors see a rush of kids in the ER around September when back-to-school means back to the petri dish of kid germs. Also, and I’m bad about this every single year, if your kid goes off her maintenance steroid in the summer like mine is lucky enough to do, remember she needs to restart it before school gets back in, so the medication has time to build up in her system.
Yes, although my children return to school a week from Monday and despite my blogging about parenting and asthma nearly every weekday, it just yesterday occurred to me to get AG back on her Flovent. Never let it be said I’m done making mistakes.
Do Kids with Asthma Take More Tylenol Because of Their Health, or Are Kids More Likely to Develop Asthma If They Take Tylenol?
That’s the question researchers are trying to answer as yet another study points to some sort of connection between acetaminophen and allergic disease.
Do You Live Near a U.S. National Park? Go Hiking! Entrance Fees are on NPS This Weekend
Check this website for parks near you, and go exploring for free if you have the time.
Carnival of Cities at Travel with Teens and Tweens
This blog carnival features my earlier post on the Denver Chalk Art Festival if you missed it, plus lots of other family travel posts and photos of beautiful places.
Enjoy your weekend! I’m heading into the Rockies tomorrow. What have you got planned?