Archive for January, 2012

Infant meningitis, Death 48 hours? Protect Infants Now Meningococcal disease

[ 6 ] January 31, 2012 |

THINK ITS JUST THE FLU?  Are you SURE?

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Infant Meningitis can Look like the FLU

Meningitis in Infants (also called Meningococcal disease) can come on suddenly and a healthy child who catches meningitis can be dead in 24-48 hours.  Many mistake meningitis for the flu because it mimics flu symptoms.  The risk of meningitis death is much higher (three to seven times) in infants younger than one year of age because their immune systems are less sophisticated. It is possible to prevent Infant Meningitis via vaccines but the vaccine is not universally recommended as of yet.

 

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INFANT MENINGITIS:  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Meningitis in infants is highly preventable with a vaccine.
  • 1/16 children who contract Meningitis will die from it
  • Children are currently immunized for mumps, measles, rubella and rotovirus–but more children die from meningitis than any of these diseases.
  • Of the infants who survive meningitis, many will have paralysis, limb amputations, strokes, seizures, severe scarring, hearing loss, brain and organ damage, and more.

WHAT CAN BE DONE to prevent Infant Menigitis?

Sign the Petition to Protect Infants Now (PIN) to encourage the CDC to include the Meningitis Vaccine in their recommended list of vaccines for infants.

Watch this meaningful video so you are clear on the message to Protect Infants now.  A mother who lost her child to Meningococcal Disease shares her story:

Blog Note: WE participated in this Meningitis campaign on behalf of Mom Central & Meningitis Angels. This Meningitis campaign is made possible, partially through the support provided by Novartis Vaccines.  As well, a small donation to the  charity of my choosing was made via my name by Mom Central to thank me for my participation. As usual, all the opinions for this posting are one hundred percent my own.

Fashionista Events

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[ 7 ] January 27, 2012 |

You CAN have Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Little Blue Bag?  Little Blue Box?  Yes, every girl has dreamt of receiving that special BLUE package and white satiny bow at one time in her life.  It probably Audrey Hepburn’s fault or that silly “Breakfast at Tiffany” Movie..well who knows?  But no one will EVER argue with a present from Tiffany! To help you out  with Valentine’s Day in 2012, some blogger friends and I thought you needed the ultimate treat…Tiffany_Giftcard

THE GIVEAWAY:

Open to US and Canada only (Canadians please see note below). Void where prohibited. Ends February 7 at 11:59pm EST.

THE PRIZE:

$200 Tiffany Card (WHAT???? Isn’t that FAB!)  **Note: If the winner is a US resident, the prize is a $200 GC. Canadians, due to Gift Card restrictions, the prize if the winner is Canadian is a Return to Tiffany Double Heart Tag Pendant like the one pictured below, approximate value $200 USD

Tiffanys Necklace

 

UPDATE:  The Tiffany Gift Card Giveaway is Over.  The Chief Blonde was not compensated for this post.  She paid to be in the giveaway.  See Giveaway Winners