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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
  • U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East

    BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
  • Assemblyman Gatto's father shot in home: 'Senseless and brutal'

    Assemblyman Gatto's father shot in home: 'Senseless and brutal'
    As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman┬áMike Gatto’s father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects. Lauren Wayne, who said she has known...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids

    While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...
  • Carnett: Bible Belt is so named for a reason

    I sat in Starbucks a couple of Wednesdays ago quaffing my usual caramel latte, reading the morning newspaper and soaking up a friendly vibe. As far as I could tell, no one toted a concealed firearm. It seemed as though everyone in the establishment...