New CDC vaccine recommendations for HPV, Hep B

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Young teens who get the human papillomavirus vaccine before turning 15 need only two doses, rather than three, recommended the Centers for... Read more

Why docs should consider ‘firing’ vaccine hesitators

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Pediatricians are now officially fed up with vaccine hesitancy. Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics officially announced it is appropriate... Read more

Is Tylenol use during pregnancy linked with kids’ behavioral problems?

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Does Tylenol taken during pregnancy make it more likely that the child born later will have learning and behavior problems? I do not think... Read more

What's new with the flu vaccine?

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It may be summertime, but it is never too early to start talking about flu season. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s... Read more

Loss aversion: How can it affect family health care decisions?

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Loss aversion is a very important psychological principle that people care much more about avoiding losses than they care about making gains... Read more

Teen suicide rates up, especially among young girls

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I need to talk with you about a matter of life and death: suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 10-24 years... Read more

The truth: Why pediatricians promote vaccines

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I have heard that big drug companies want to push their products by “buying off” doctors to promote their vaccines. Is this true? The... Read more

Vaxxed: The controversy surrounding a discredited doctor's film

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Andrew Wakefield is a true believer in the maxim that “the ends justify the means.” He believes, in opposition to multiple well... Read more