Are doctors inadvertently introducing teens to narcotics?

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In our media, young people are often introduced to narcotics by someone who is evil incarnate. On TV, these pushers act like witches in Grimms'... Read more

Why aren’t teens getting immunized?

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Receiving immunizations is as important during the adolescent years as it is during early childhood. Just like vaccines given to younger children... Read more

Why Trump's rhetoric on vaccines is harmful for all of us

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In America, we pride ourselves in valuing the right for everyone to express their opinions. But in the case of science, there are facts and... Read more

Ear infections are down. Here’s probably why

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Sometimes as a medical writer and physician, I think I am only telling people what they are doing wrong, but there were two stories out last... Read more

Hurry up! Get your flu shot

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Today's guest blogger is Anna Baldino, DO, medical director at Independence Blue Cross and a pediatrician. The flu vaccination prevented an... Read more

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