Retail medical clinics offer low-cost care at similar quality to physicians’ offices

Medical Economics, Men's Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that “retail clinics provide less costly treatment than physician offices or urgent care centers for 3 common illnesses, with no apparent adverse effect on quality of care or delivery of preventive care.” The 3 illnesses were otitis media, pharyngitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). (more…)
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Vaccine Myth #2: Vaccines Don’t Work

Children's Health
This is the second entry in a series from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child. Probably the best recent example of the positive impact of vaccines is the Hib vaccine, which prevents meningitis, ear infections, and other serious infections caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib). When the current Hib vaccine was introduced to this country in 1990, Hib was the most common cause of bacterial meningitis. For decades, Hib had caused approximately 15,000 cases of meningitis and 400 to 500 deaths every year. After the current Hib vaccine was introduced, the incidence of Hib meningitis declined to fewer than fifty cases per year—typical of all widely used vaccines. (more…)
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