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Health officials urging adolescents, adults to get whooping cough booster shot

The Chicago Tribune reports that “whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory infection marked by violent coughing, has made a comeback in Chicago and in other parts of the country. Health officials are urging adolescents and adults — especially those who interact … Continue reading

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Don’t forget vaccine against rare but deadly meningitis

Fever, chills, vomiting . . . it may starts like a stomach bug or the flu. But bacterial meningitis can go on to kill amazingly fast. It is one of the few infections where someone can feel fine at bedtime … Continue reading

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Doctors and Families Asked to “Just Say no to New Aborted Fetal Vaccine!”

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that a pro-life group, Children of God for Life, is calling on the Medical Profession to “just say no” to the newly US licensed aborted fetal vaccine, Pentacel, made by Sanofi Pasteur. On June 26th the Advisory … Continue reading

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Walking Barefoot Has Its Dangers

HealthDay News has a great reminder for parents about their children going barefoot. My Take?

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New Children’s Vaccine Means Fewer Shots

WebMD is reporting the FDA approval of a new five-in-one vaccine. This is great news as it will mean fewer shots are needed to protect babies and toddlers from potentially dangerous or fatal infections. The vaccine is named Pentacel and … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 6, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines, including one that is, in my opinion, being blown way out of perspective: Mercury teeth fillings may harm some: FDA Silver-colored metal dental fillings contain mercury that may cause health … Continue reading

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Vaccine Myth #7: Vaccines Weaken the Immune System

Natural infection with certain viruses can weaken the immune system. So when children are infected with one virus, they can’t fight off other viruses or bacteria as easily. This happens most notably during natural infection with chicken pox or measles. Children … Continue reading

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Vaccine Myth #6: It’s Better to Be Naturally Infected Than Immunized

It is true that natural infection almost always causes better immunity than vaccination. In fact, only the Hib and tetanus vaccines are better at inducing immunity than natural infection. Natural infection causes immunity after just one infection, but vaccines usually … Continue reading

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Vaccine Myth #5: Infants Are Too Young to Get Vaccinated

The Myth – Infants are too young to get vaccinated. The Truth – It’s very important to make sure that infants are fully immunized against certain diseases by the age of six months.

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Vaccine Myth #4: Vaccines Are Unsafe

Despite what is often falsely reported in the media and at many scaremongering web sites, all recommended vaccines are extraordinarily safe. When you consider that the 3.5 to 4 million children born every year in the United States receive more … Continue reading

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