Simple Steps To Keep Kids Healthy During Cold And Flu Season


You can receive Featurettes by e-mail daily, weekly or monthly by request. We can e-mail by your choice of topic or all stories as you may prefer. To make it even more convenient for editors to use our stories, NAPS has added an RSS syndication feed to our Web site. Simply hit the RSS button on our site for automated updates on available content. Please contact us to arrange to receive Featurettes in the format that works best for you at (800) 222-5551 or e-mail your request to us at We can provide Featurettes on CD-ROM or you can download it online at Gary Lipton Media Relations Manager Phone: 1-(800)-222-5551 Fax: 1-(800)-990-4329 Web site: www. napsnet .com e-mail: #2692 North American Precis Syndicate, Inc., 415 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 Simple Steps To Keep Kids Healthy During Cold And Flu Season (NAPSA)—Each year, cold and flu season strikes just as families are preparing to get together and celebrate the holidays. During these joyous times, stuffy noses, body aches and headaches are the last thing any child wants to experience. Prevention is key to keeping fever and flu symptoms at bay for everyone in the family—especially children under 6 years old, who routinely experience six to eight colds per year. Keep these simple steps in mind to help prevent coughs and colds in your family: Soap is your best friend: Make sure your children regularly wash their hands. It is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs. Drink plenty of liquids: Replenish your family’s bodies with plenty of water and electrolytes to flush out toxins. Cough courteously: Remind your family to always cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze to prevent the spreading of germs. Get plenty of rest: A good night’s sleep, and the occasional nap, is a big help in keeping the body fully rested and healthy. Be proactive: Use disinfectant wipes and solutions to remove germs from common areas and items such as phones, computers and toys. However, when your little one does get sick, PediaCare recognizes that it is often a struggle to get kids to take medicine. The No. 1 reason most kids don’t like taking their medicine is the taste. Children’s taste buds are noted for having higher sensitivity to often bitter-tasting medicines. To make the process of getting a child to take medicine easier, PediaCare developed its newest product, PediaCare Smooth Melts ™. These chewable tablets contain acetaminophen to help A Party In Minutes (NAPSA)—Whether you’re welcoming last-minute guests in from the cold at Christmas, ringing in the New Year, or gathering round the grill to watch the fireworks on July 4th, here’s a hint from Registered Dietitian and lifestyle expert Erin Palinski-Wade on how to have a successful holiday party in nearly no time, at any time of the year: Children may be more inclined to take their medicine if they don’t mind the taste. reduce fevers and offer pain relief to kids, all with an unbeatable cherry taste. Dr. David L. Hill, a father and pediatrician, has partnered with PediaCare to raise awareness of the need for children’s medicine that is both effective and flavorful. To see a video of Dr. Hill discussing kids’ sense of taste, visit the official PediaCare YouTube page: “Kids are often fearful of taking medicine because of the taste,” says Hill. “PediaCare Smooth Melts™ are great-tasting and effective, so there will be less resistance to getting a child to take the medicine he or she needs to receive relief.” PediaCare Smooth Melts™ are simple for children to take and caregivers can easily determine the proper dosage of the prescored tablets by reviewing the dosing chart on the package. PediaCare Smooth Melts™ are available at Rite Aid and on For more information on PediaCare and the full line of products, visit, or Facebook at PediaCare and @PediaCare on Twitter for updates. Stuffed clams make a great party appetizer or main dish. “Be sure to stock your freezer with convenient and delicious options like Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams, that won’t leave you stuck in the kitchen while your guests are celebrating in the other room.” An excellent party finger food, the Stuffed Clams come elegantly served in a natural clam shell and in a variety of delicious flavors including Bacon and Cheese, Chili Lime, Chorizo, and classic New England Style. They’re even easy to prepare. Simply place on a baking sheet into a preheated 450 oven and cook for 30 minutes; or wrap clams in a foil pouch—leave it open for a crispy top or closed for softer, moister clams—place on the grill preheated to medium and heat until hot throughout. Serve with butter, lemon and hot sauce and let the party begin. Discover more great recipes, food pairing ideas, menu recommendations, special offers and coupons at setsail. Good Moves For Bad Weather Driving (NAPSA)—You can keep your vehicle on the road to safety even on rough roads and in cold, wet weather if you heed a few hints: First, Prevent Problems •To help you see your way clear to safer driving, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Mopar brand offers a heated windshield washer solvent kit that helps eliminate visual distractions such as ice, snow and frost. It activates shortly after vehicle start-up and includes all applicable wiring and equipment. •Always enjoy a warm and warmed-up car. A fully integrated, OEM-tested Remote Start system from Mopar will start your car from as far away as 300 feet with just the push of a button. •All-Weather Slush Mats feature molded, deep ribs to protect your car ’s carpet and keep it clean, safe and dry by trapping and holding water, snow and mud. •Don’t let your skis and snowboards fall. Rack them securely on the Mopar Ski and Snowboard Rack. It even has an oversized push button for easy opening with your gloves on. •Be sure your tires are in good shape and right for the roads you travel on. Fortunately, you can find hundreds of tires at competitive prices at FCA dealerships. Next, Protect Your Finances If Problems Do Occur Making that easier are Mopar Vehicle Protection (MVP) Road Hazard Tire & Wheel Plans, which offer extra coverage in the event of pothole, curb and other road hazard damage. Available exclusively through FCA dealerships, you can cover tires and wheels for as many as Mopar heated windshield washer solvent kits warm washer solution for a clear view of the road ahead. seven years. You get full repair or replacement costs, including the cost of mounting, balancing and stems—up to $1,500 a year for all four tires and wheels, even aftermarket wheels. The plan even provides $100 “Sign-And-Go” towing and roadside assistance, all with a $0 deductible per repair visit. A Customer Convenience Package provides additional coverage, including: •$35 First Day Rental (or taxi reimbursement) •$35 a Day Car Rental Allowance (or taxi reimbursement) •$1,000 Trip Interruption Coverage. Mopar is a simple contraction of the words “motor” and “parts,” and is the source for genuine parts and accessories for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands. Mopar parts are engineered by the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for FCA vehicles. Learn More For further facts, see www.