Researchers say non-vaccinated children face dramatically increased whooping cough risk

Bioethics, Children's Health, Parenting
A new study reports, "Children who aren't vaccinated against whooping cough are 23 times more likely to develop the disease than children who get all of their shots on time." The study, "of 751 children enrolled in Kaiser Permanente of Colorado," revealed that "one in 20 children who skipped the vaccine developed whooping cough, compared with one in 500 vaccinated children.” More information: (more…)
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Obese teens show signs of heart disease. What can you do?

Children's Health, Parenting
Bloomberg News reports that "teenagers and young adults who are obese . . . show signs of damaged heart arteries that may lead to heart attacks, strokes, and shortened lives," according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. If you child or teen is overweight or obese, what does this mean for he or she, and what can you do? More Information: (more…)
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