The Key to Help the Country Return to Normal

We need to safely reopen schools and keep them open As we approach a new year, we want to take what we’ve learned about illness and disease over the course of this COVID-19 pandemic and create a way for people to stay aware, be prepared and respond more accurately to keep their families safe and

Coastal Cases Continue to Climb, Arizona and Others Turn Critical

The HealthWeather Briefing aggregates insights from Kinsa’s network of smart thermometers and shares where we expect to see changes in COVID case counts and trajectories. Get your insights at a glance. Our data shows 44 states are at critical risk, up from 35 states last week. The recent additions include Virginia, Arizona, California and Florida.

Flare Ups Likely on Both Coasts

35 states are at critical COVID risk, meaning that they have very high case counts and cases are projected to grow substantially. Coastal states will likely see the largest near-term increases in the rate of case growth. Cases will likely increase rapidly in Washington, California, New York, Maryland and D.C. Seattle, Bay Area and New

Hard Times Ahead as Minor Gains Lost

With COVID-19 data from this week showing record case numbers and hospitalizations, Kinsa’s data show no signs of things getting better. 15 states are signalling imminent increases in our early-warning system, including the already hard-hit states of Texas, Missouri and West Virginia. El Paso county in Texas, where cases are already high at 176 cases

Illness Trends As We Enter Cold & Flu Season

True or False: Reports of high COVID-19 spread indicate higher general sickness Through our network of 2 million connected Kinsa smart thermometers across the country, we’ve created a unique dataset that tells us real-time temperatures and symptoms. This  allows us to track on an aggregate, anonymous level illness onset and duration, as well as how

Warning signs continue as nation tops 100k daily infections

Continuously elevated transmission rates across the country led to sad new records this week: for the first time, the U.S. reported over 100,000 new infections in a single day. This sustained, upward trend may be driven by a confluence of factors — colder weather, returning to school and college campuses, waiting among crowds to vote

20 Facts About Toddlers

Toddlers are just beginning to get a sense of who they are. They see the world with a sense of wonder while working to understand it. Guiding them through these years of rapid development is an exciting challenge! Here are some of the most interesting facts about toddlers. 1. Toddlers experience a language explosion. The

7 Things You Need When Bringing Baby Home

Bringing your new baby home from the hospital is a major milestone. There’s plenty of advice out there on the basics you need and how to be prepared. The truth is you can never be truly prepared, and you don’t need everything all at once. Here are the essentials. 1. An approved car seat. Hospitals won’t let

Recognizing and Preventing Dehydration in Babies

Dehydration happens when our body loses more fluids than it takes in. Our youngest babes or elderly loved ones are at highest risk of dehydration, but it happens to all of us. Let’s cover dehydration causes and dehydration symptoms, as well as dehydration treatment. What causes dehydration? A lot of things can cause dehydration, but

Teething Signs, Symptoms and Remedies

Does your little gal appear to be fussy for no reason? Drooling like crazy? Won’t keep her fingers out of her mouth? You suspect before I even tell you that yes, she might be sprouting those baby teeth (scientifically known as deciduous teeth. Some people also call them milk teeth or primary teeth. We’ll stick