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Preventative Medicine (INACTIVE)

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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...
  • 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...
  • Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand

    Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand
    Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question...
  • Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits

    Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits
    Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot. A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination. He later...
  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds
    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death

    Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death
    Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds. For some time, researchers have suspected...
  • Getting a clue about flu shots

    Getting a clue about flu shots
    You really should get a flu shot. But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash. Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
  • Foster Farms apologizes for salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms apologizes for salmonella outbreak
    LIVINGSTON, Calif. — With his company's poultry sales plunging after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of consumers, the head of Foster Farms has apologized for the biggest food safety lapse in the family firm's history. The...
  • HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says

    HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says
    Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a...
  • With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?

    With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?
    Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
  • Only after measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines

    Only <em>after</em> measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines
    A man travels to Indonesia and contracts the measles. He then visits a church in Texas, sickening 21 people -- at least so far. Who should feel responsible? The unvaccinated man who contracted the disease or the ministers at the church who’ve...