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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Rise

    CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Rise
    According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This is 30% higher than previous estimates.  The new data was collected by researchers who tracked 8 year olds in communities all around the country in 2010.
  • Should Pediatricians Treat Non-Vaccinated Children?

    Years ago I told our family’s pediatrician about a friend who was delaying her children’s vaccinations. They’d eventually get most of them -- at least the ones required for entrance to public school -- but she was afraid of what she&...

    Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations
    The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk? Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...

    CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools

    CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed first-of-their-kind voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies at school. According to the report, studies show that 16-18% of kids with food allergies have had a reaction from...

    When News Reporters Become News Makers: Katie Couric and Gardasil

    In similar fashion to Jenny McCarthy’s declaration that vaccinations lead to autism, Katie Couric recently ticked off those pushing for young people to be vaccinated against HPV, (human papillomavirus, a sexually-transmitted virus that can lead to...