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  • Health officers group voices concern over vaccine exemption form

    Health officers group voices concern over vaccine exemption form
    Two days after the California Department of Public Health released its new form requiring parents who want to exempt their kids from required vaccinations to speak with a doctor, an association of public health officers is voicing concern over an option...
  • Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids

    Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
    Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said. The...
  • The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

    The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic
    Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014. A couple of...
  • More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'

    More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'
    The old line about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on certainly applies to the supposed link between autism and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine-- in spades.  Aaron Carroll, the pediatrician and medical...
  • Measles outbreak underscores the importance of immunization

    http://www.kidsdr.com The Dallas County Health department recently notified me about two cases of measles in the Dallas area (in June) and nine new cases reported in Fort Worth. All doctors in our area have been asked to be vigilant about vaccinating, as...
  • No needle shots? Not so fast

    Over the last several months, a lot of patients (especially those old enough to talk) have asked me about the new needleless jet injectors for vaccinations. Of course, anything that says "no needle" and "painless" has a lot of appeal for both doctors...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Update all immunizations

    http://www.kidsdr.com With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the country, along with cases of measles in several states, the importance of vaccinating is paramount. Vaccines have been proven to prevent disease,...
  • Measles cases rising

    http://www.kidsdr.com In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 222 measles cases in the United States during 2011. That's a 15-year high and more than triple the number of measles cases typically reported in the United...
  • Fifth Disease is going around

    Even though it already feels like summer in many parts of the country, I'm seeing typical spring illnesses like Fifth disease. This is a common viral illness seen in children, often in the late winter and spring. Patients often show up with the typical...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    Pediatric offices are swamped right now! The first months of the new year always mean children have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now. What I don't...