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  • Immunizations – general overview

    Alternative Names Vaccinations; Immunizations – safety; How immunizations work Definition of Immunizations – general overview Immunization (vaccination) is a way to trigger your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases. Review Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical […]

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  • DTaP immunization (vaccine)

    Definition of DTaP immunization (vaccine) DTaP immunization is a vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and (whooping cough). Review A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine (1/25/2010). – 8/27/2010

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  • Hepatitis B vaccine

    Alternative Names Vaccine – hepatitis B; Immunization – hepatitis B Definition of Hepatitis B vaccine The hepatitis B vaccine protects against hepatitis B, a serious viral disease that damages the liver. This vaccine is one of the recommended childhood immunizations, but many adults also need to be vaccinated. Review David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor […]

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  • MMR vaccine

    Alternative Names Vaccine – MMR; Rubella vaccination; Mumps vaccination; Measles – mumps – rubella (MMR) vaccine Definition of MMR vaccine The MMR vaccine is a “3-in-1″ vaccine that protects against , , and — all of which are potentially serious diseases of childhood. One out of 30 children with measles develops pneumonia. For every 1,000 […]

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  • Babies and shots

    Alternative Names Shots and babies; Children and immunizations Definition of Babies and shots Immunizations are important to keep your child healthy. This article discusses how to ease the pain of shots for babies. Review Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, […]

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  • Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

    Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

    So you’re ready to be a parent. Congratulations! That’s a big decision. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and baby, there are a few things to do before you get pregnant. 1. Go see your doctor before you conceive. This preconception visit with your OB, family physician, internist or other care […]

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  • Health Related Apps for Parents

    Health Related Apps for Parents

    Any parent of multiple children can tell you that keeping track of their family’s medical history can be a challenge!  Every time I am asked for a child’s birthdate, I have to pause and think, let alone their most recent weight and height! 

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  • If It Were My Child: No Tylenol before Shots

    If It Were My Child: No Tylenol before Shots

    Earlier this year there was a massive Tylenol recall. The recall included Infant Tylenol drops, Children’s Tylenol, as well as many other children’s medications. I’m not exaggerating when I say massive, but generic medications (liquid acetaminophen made by Walgreens or CVS, for example) were not included. The recall was a great reminder that generics are […]

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  • Stark Rubella Contrasts

    Stark Rubella Contrasts

    The World Health Organization estimates that about 100,000 children each year are born with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), a major cause of severe birth defects such as blindness, deafness, heart disease, and mental retardation. When pregnant mothers get rubella, a highly contagious otherwise-minor illness, the results for their babies can be devastating.

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  • Mercury Free versus No Added Mercury

    Mercury Free versus No Added Mercury

    A concerned father recently contacted me about the no-added-mercury flu vaccine. He had called the manufacturers who admitted that there were still trace amounts of mercury in the vaccine. He wanted to know from me whether there was a brand available for young children that was totally free of mercury. Sadly, in the United States […]

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