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Are You Protecting Your Baby?

It’s National Infant Immunization Week. Have you gotten your baby all her shots? Unfortunately, far too many parents in this country are choosing not to vaccinate their children against diseases that can be prevented by proper immunization. Whooping cough (pertussis), is a sad example. In 2009, ten infants in California died of the disease during more »

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Boy with chickenpox

Shouldn’t You Vaccinate Your Kids for Chicken Pox?

There’s a weird phobia in this country against vaccines. About 11 percent of parents skip or delay recommended vaccinations for their kids. Now, I’ve held both my screaming daughters while they got multiple shots recommended by our pediatricians, including annual flu shots. And I hate it each and every time. But it irritates me even more »

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