--The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its guidelines for the introduction of solid foods to babies.

--The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends just two doses of the HPV / papillomavirus vaccine, starting at age 11 years. For older teens, the three-dose schedule is still recommended.

--The influenza season is ongoing and moderate this year, 2017-18.

The  Centers for Disease Control published statistics for the 2012-13 flu season; in the United States, 158 children died from influenza complications. It's a more significant illness than most of us believe.