Because October officially marks the beginning of flu season, the month of September is a critical time for all to get immunized against pneumonia and flu. This is an opportunity to bring attention to the need for persons of all ages, but especially older adults, to get these necessary vaccines.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a significant report on the importance of dads to the health and well-being of their child, and to the health and well-being of the mothers of their child. The report arrives 12 years after the AAP's first report on the importance of dads.
Many puppy owners are understandably confused by conflicting opinions on whether it's best to keep pups isolated from other animals until they are fully immunized, or whether insuring they are properly socialized during the critical developmental stage of 4 to 16 weeks is more important.
And yes, "delayed schedules" is an anti-vaccination stance.
"Two mothers, two children, two very different journeys for vaccines," UNICEF says of the video. One of the babies -- whose
“Vaccines have been critical in reducing childhood deaths over the years," she said in a statement provided to The Huffington
Some parents today are being swayed by misinformation that has caused them to delay or decline vaccinating their children, jeopardizing the health of many others. I want all people to know that immunizations are safe, and that they work.
It's complicated, of course. Trust in government--or the lack thereof--has been identified as a key factor. But many parents
The Disney outbreak could be a game-changer for those of us trying protect children with immunizations. Because suddenly, there is a vaccine-preventable disease that is spreading like wildfire -- and could be dangerous.
The biggest news outlets have been reeling with Ebola horror stories for weeks now, and while this terrible virus is certainly cause for alarm in West Africa (and precaution elsewhere), the risk to North Americans currently remains quite low.
Now is a perfect time to issue a wake-up call to health care professionals who treat adult patients. Adults are not just grown up children, and they need vaccines, too. So what needs to happen to change this picture?
I don't like to use scare tactics to convince parents to vaccinate their children, but the experiences I have had working in a hospital are very real, and I have watched children suffer terribly because they weren't immunized.
They couldn't find anything for the DTaP vaccine or the HIB vaccine. They couldn't find any association with autism. And they couldn't find any risk from giving a lot of vaccines at once; in fact, one study found that getting several vaccines may help protect children against leukemia.
When I read about the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, polio or pertussis, I worry -- and wish that there wasn't so much fear about vaccines.
The world of public health and vaccines got a little dimmer on Wednesday, May 28, when one of our leading lights, Dr. Ciro de Quadros, passed away at the age of 74.
Though terrorism is an insidious threat, the biggest risk to Africa's children is disease, which often can be prevented through routine immunization.
I believe that we can still support environmental health while remaining pro-vaccine. Isn't the green movement about questioning preconceptions, seeking out good science, and making better decisions?
New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?