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  1. Why Two Doses of MMR and Chickenpox Vaccines? ›

    One used to be protected from measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox with one set of vaccines. Now we must receive two sets. Why?

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    A vaccination for rotavirus; repeated doses of antenatal corticosteroid shows no effect on the health in later childhood; risk of febrile seizures extremely small when given vaccination concurrently with PC V and DTaP.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    PEDIATRICS articles review Seizures, Health-Care, Pertussis Immunizations, Streptococcal Tests and ADHD Treatment.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    A current review of the importance of immunizing children, plus a look at parental smoking during pregnancy.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    1) There is a great need to improve the quality of ADHD care received by children. 2) The great value of pneumococcal conjugated vaccine.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    The risks in delaying measles vaccination/ the ADHD adolescent who neglects to take his meds.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    Comments regarding the measles outbreak in Southern California.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    Another study that shows vaccines are safe.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    A review of articles dealing with a new way to measure bilirubin in infants, the effect of acetametaphen in relieving pain, and the importance of vaccines to prevent meningitis and whooping cough.

  1. Gardasil Vaccine For The Girls And The Guys ›

    The Gardasil vaccine is now being officially recommended for administration to boys. Learn when, how and why children are being protected.

  1. History Repeats Itself ›

    Measles outbreak is back! And California leads the nation in contracting this contagious disease.

  1. Whooping Cough Epidemic ›

    What is pertussis, and why is everyone talking about whooping cough? What you need to know for your family’s best health.

  1. Chicken Pox Vaccine…Again? ›

    A second varivax shot is highly recommended to protect against chicken-pox.

  1. Fever And Rash In A One-Year-Old That Is Not Roseola…But Due To A Vaccine We Gave ›

    Symptoms for Roseola are not always fool proof.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    A review of the pediatric literature.

  1. Autism Study On Vaccines Retracted ›

    A retraction announcement was made linking measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease.

  1. The Vaccine Schedule: Why So Many Vaccines And Why So Early? ›

    Here are some answers to many of the most common questions heard by pediatricians.

  1. Rotavirus: An Oral Vaccine for Infants ›

    Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children in the United States.

  1. Yes Virginia, Another Chicken Pox Shot! ›

    A look at vaccine recommendations for chicken pox.

  1. A Second Chickenpox Vaccine ›

    Reasons for receiving a second chickenpox vaccine.

  1. The Bottom Line on Mercury ›

    A look at how mercury levels have changed in vaccines, and the diminished risk from mercury as a result.

  1. And Yet Another New Vaccine ›

    A look at the HPV vaccine.

  1. What, Another Shot? Yes, There Is A New Vaccine ›

    A look at the pertussis vaccine.

  1. Quick Reminders On The Importance Of Immunization ›

    A quick review on why immunizations are so important.

  1. Questions & Answers: Chicken Pox Vaccine ›

    Some common sense about the chicken pox vaccine.

  1. You Have To Laugh: Flu Shots ›

    An unexpected solution to a child's fear of shots.

  1. Chicken Pox Vaccine—Give It, Or Not? ›

    A look at one parent's concerns over the chicken pox vaccine.

  1. Winter Wonders: Indications For A New Vaccine ›

    Another look at new flu vaccines.

  1. Is Mercury A Concern In Vaccines? ›

    Dr. Theriot examines the evidence on whether mercury in vaccines is a concern for parents, as well as options parents have when it comes to vaccines.

  1. Flu 101: Important Questions and Answers ›

    Here are some basic facts about the flue than everyone should know.

  1. Measles…In the Year 2002? ›

    Measles can be a devastating disease, especially for the younger patients.

  1. It’s Time to Wake Up: Do Not Pass Up Immunizations ›

    The importance of receiving immunizations.

  1. Trouble In Paradise ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at dengue fever.

  1. Chickenpox Parties…I Think Not ›

    Why a chickenpox party is not a good idea.

  1. Chickenpox Parties…I Think Not ›

    What parents need to know is that chickenpox is NOT a benign disease; it has potentially dreadful side effects.

  1. Autism And The MMR Vaccine: A Look At The Controversy ›

    Studies are ongoing to try to unlock the mystery of autism. The cause is not known. The Center for Disease Control does not recommend changing the immunization schedule, that is giving the MMR vaccine at one year of age.

  1. A New Vaccine for Young Children ›

    A look at Prevnar, a conjugate vaccine.

  1. Questions & Answers: Hand Foot and Mouth disease; Chickenpox vaccine ›

    Answers to questions about Hand Foot and Mouth disease, as well as the Chickenpox vaccine.

  1. Before Immunizations ›

    Dr. Theriot gives examples of what life was like prior to the introduction of immunizations.

  1. What…Another Vaccine???: The Hepatitis A Vaccine ›

    A look at the hepatitis A vaccine.

  1. The Hepatitis B Vaccine and Multiple Sclerosis: Fact or Fiction? ›

    Dr. Theriot examines the Hepatitis B Vaccine.

  1. Influenza ›

    Dr. Samson clears up a common misconception about flu shots and influenza.

  1. Tetanus Shots: Not Just For Kids ›

    Why everyone, not just kids, needs a tetanus shot.

  1. To Vaccinate Or Not: Part 2 ›

    A look at the importance of vaccinations.

  1. Once Again, To Vaccinate Or Not ›

    Dr. Samson looks at the life-saving benefits of immunizations.

  1. Questions & Answers: Fractures; Vaccinations ›

    Dr. Theriot answers questions about fractures and a parent's concern regarding an article about vaccinations and hair loss.

  1. Questions & Answers: Hepatitis Vaccine ›

    Dr. Theriot answers parents' questions about the hepatitis vaccine.

  1. Scanning The Journals: Lead; Vaccines; Hepatitis ›

    Dr. Samson summarizes the pediatric literature.

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