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  • Beware of pushy healthcare workers!
    Warning: Family Practice at Dort Hwy and Robert T. Longway bullies young parent
    This is unacceptable, when you tell your Pediatrician you prefer not to get your baby's shots, for whatever reason, and there are many; it's a personal decision, YOUR RIGHTS SHOULD BE RESPECTED.You may expect an information sheet to take...
  • A case for the measles vaccine
    The case for the measles vaccine
    News sources on Saturday are reporting that a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says measles cases in the U.S. tripled in 2013, to 175 confirmed cases.With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the...
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    A new efficient vaccination method uses nanoparticles
    Scientists have developed a new vaccination methodthat may improve vaccination efficacy. The results of this study were reported in the journalNature Nanotechnology on Dec. 1, 2013. Unlike traditional inactivated vaccines where the inactivation...
  • National Immunization Awareness month
    National Immunization Awareness
    With school beginning on August parents are reminded to get their children vaccines up to date. During National Immunization Awareness month of August parents are reminded that Illinois requires students to have proof of immunization to enter...
  • Immunized kids can get free tickets to a Boise Hawks game
    Immunized kids can get free tickets to a Boise Hawks game
    Have your children been immunized? If so, they can receive free tickets to an upcoming Boise Hawks game. With the home opener on June 17, the season is just getting underway, so why not enjoy some free baseball while you can?For the second year in...
  • Whooping cough vaccine
    Newer whooping cough vaccine not as effective as old one
    A study published in the May 20 online Pediatrics reports that the newer vaccine for whooping cough -- also known as pertussis -- does not provide as much protection as the older vaccine. From the 1940s to the 1990s, children received whole-cell...
  • Unvaccinated America
    Institute Of Medicine says not enough evidence to reject vaccine-autism link (Video)
    Louise Kuo Habakus, co-editor of The Vaccine Epidemic has summarized the the eighth and final report of the Immunization Safety Review Committee that examines the hypothesis that vaccines, specifically the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and...
  • Baby Safety Month: What's in your baby's vaccines?
    Baby Safety Month: What's in your baby's vaccines?
    If you're a Working Mom in Omaha, or any parent for that matter, you may have wondered what is in your baby's vaccines. Well, to begin with, how about mercury? Thimerosal is:"a preservative that is added to vaccines that is almost...
  • Checkup for children
    Pediatricians support mercury preservative in vaccines
    On Dec. 17, theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics released a statement that fully endorsed the recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO)concerningthe use of thimerosal as a preservative in vaccines.Thimerosal contains mercury. The Academy...
  • 6-month-old infant
    Infant vaccines recalled over a bacteria potentially toxic for humans
    A vaccine supplied by GlaxoSmithKline Australia and given to babies in their first six months of life has been recalled in Australia because of concerns over bacteria found at its manufacturing site in Belgium. Bacillus cereus, the bacteria found...
  • MMR vaccine
    Measles threat in eastern New York
    Another vaccine preventable disease is creating alarm in the mid-Hudson valley. Ulster and Dutchess county public health officials are scrambling to prevent a measles outbreak centered on theMountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz. Dutchess...
  • Measles virus
    Measles cases rising in United Kingdom, linked to autism concerns
    On Saturday, Dr. Ellie Cannon offered a question-and-answer session to address the now discredited link between autism and vaccinations on the United Kingdom news outlet Daily Mail.Cannon reports that measles cases have nearly doubled between the...
  • Seasonal risk areas for influenza: November–April (blue), April–November (red), and year-round (yellow).
    Complete protection against flu from one immunization
    Oxford University scientists announced their discovery and testing of a new compound that enhances the virus fighting capability of flu vaccines in animal models in the journal Nature Biotechnology on August 26, 2012. The research was reviewed at...
  • This weekend health fairs
    This weekend health fairs
    Illinois requires students to have proof of immunization to enter school. In an effort to make sure parents have their children's immunization records up to date health fairs are held throughout the city. Health fairs this weekend include...
  • August is National Immunization Awareness month
    August is National Immunization Awareness month
    August is National Immunization Awareness month and with school beginning on August 13, parents are reminded to get their children vaccines up to date. Children and adults without vaccinations are more likely to contract infections and deadly...