Measles outbreak: What we've learned and what needs to be done

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Turns out that the Magic Kingdom offers a lot more than a wonderful experience. An unimmunized child, who was in the early stages of measles... Read more

Understanding that vaccines do not cause illness

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Vaccination — the word has become quite divisive. On both sides, we find well-meaning, intelligent, good parents who just want what is... Read more

Disneyland measles outbreak: What you need to know

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Last month, health officials reported that nine children had become infected with the measles virus after visiting Disneyland. Since then,... Read more

Choosing a flu vaccine: What's the latest news?

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As sure as the leaves fall and the snow flies, flu season is coming around again. In the past, I have tried to make the case for vaccinating... Read more

1 child every 8 minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error

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Among children less than 6 years of age, one child every eight minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error, found a study in Pediatrics... Read more

What to watch: NOVA’s Vaccines – Calling the Shots, Sept 10

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What do diseases like the mumps, measles, and whooping cough have in common? Once considered largely eradicated diseases in the United States... Read more

Your essential back-to-school health checklist

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Today’s guest blogger is Rhona H. Cooper, MSN, MA, RN, CBIS, School Health Coordinator for the School District of Philadelphia. In... Read more

What's new with the meningococcal vaccine?

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The newer meningococcal conjugate vaccine should be used instead of the older meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine for children and teens,... Read more