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How To Protect An Unvaccinated Baby

It’s no wonder that immunizations are at the top of the “Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century” list. Thanks to the development of these immune-boosting medications, most U.S. parents today and their children have never experienced illnesses... more

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Flu Shot Or Spray: Which Is Safer?

Updated May 1, 2015 It has become a truism of public health: Another year, another flu vaccination. Since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person 6 months of age or older receive... more

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Does My Baby Need A Vitamin K Shot?

Will the hospital require a nurse to administer a vitamin K shot to my baby immediately after birth? more

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Why Parents Aren’t Doing More To Stop The Spread Of Preventable Childhood Diseases

I’ll be the first to admit that when I took my eldest child to the pediatrician for routine vaccinations, I wondered: “Pertussis? Measles? Rubella? No one gets sick with these diseases anymore! Why is he getting these shots?” But more... more

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Cost-Savings Benefits Of Childhood Vaccinations

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an updated schedule of recommended vaccines for infants and children. Yet it’s estimated that as many as 1 in every 10 children do not receive the recommended vaccinations, and... more

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Mapping The Need For Vaccinations

It has been the myth heard ’round the pediatric world: Vaccinations cause autism. In spite of evidence to the contrary and a retraction of the primary article staking this claim, some parents remain concerned about vaccination-related injury. “Why does my... more

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Do The 5 S’s Relieve Pain Of Vaccines?

For young children, it can seem that just about every trip to the doctor involves pain or fear. If they’re not seeing the doctor for injury or illness, they’re there for well visits, which often involves the pain or fear... more

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Should I Get A Flu Shot If I Am Pregnant?

Is it safe for pregnant women to get a flu shot? more

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Are Vaccines Safe?

Are vaccines as effective and safe as many health organizations say they are? more

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Vaccinations: Rotavirus

What is rotavirus? The leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide, rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to watery diarrhea, rotavirus often causes fever, abdominal pain, vomiting,... more