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Posts Tagged ‘vaccines’

Flu Shot Could Save Your Child’s Life

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Although childhood deaths from the flu are unusual, they do happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report stating that 115 children died of flu-related causes last year.  Less than a quarter of the victims had received the flu vaccine. Experts said that the vaccine more than likely could have saved the lives of these children. (more…)

College-Bound Booster Shots

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Now that it is the middle of the summer, I find myself doing a lot of pre-college physicals.  If you have not scheduled your child’s check-up before heading back to school…this is your reminder! (more…)

Rotavirus Vaccine Saves Lives

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Rotavirus vaccine for children, is saving lives around the world.  Countries that vaccinate babies against rotavirus, which can cause severe diarrhea and kill in days, have significantly reduced the number of children admitted to hospitals with the disease, a report showed on Thursday. (more…)

Second Dose of Chicken Pox Vaccine Recommended

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Yale researchers recommend a double dose of the chicken pox vaccine to prevent illness in children. (more…)

Autism & Vaccine Study Details

Friday, January 7th, 2011

A 1998 study, that linked the MMR vaccine to autism, has been found to be false.  (more…)

Vaccine & Autism Study: “A Fraud”

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Wow, more news just in from the British Medical Journal relating to Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 article on vaccines and autism.  According to the BMJ, Dr. Wakefield’s article was “an elaborate fraud” in which he falsified information for “his landmark” study in which he claimed that the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine caused autism. (more…)

Pertussis Cases Continue to Rise

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I have been reading a lot about the pertussis outbreak that has been hitting California, where there are now over 8,000 cases of pertussis, and 10 infants who have died from whooping cough.  But pertussis is not only affecting those in California, the number of pertussis cases are on the rise across the country. (more…)

Moms & Dads Need Vaccines Too!

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

I saw a two-week-old baby the other day who is the second child for one of my many families. Their first is a precious 2 1/2 year old girl. I must admit, this is one family I really enjoy. (more…)

Acetaminophen & Vaccines

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

A recent article in Lancet was quite thought provoking as it studied the common practice of giving infants a dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) with their routine immunizations. (more…)

CDC Recommends Meningitis Booster For 16 Year Olds

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Children of any age can get meningitis, but because it can be easily spread among people living in close quarters, teens, college students, and boarding-school students are at higher risk for infection. (more…)