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  • Vaccine Ingredients That May Cause Allergic Reactions

    Vaccine Ingredients That May Cause Allergic Reactions

    Many people are unaware of the problems associated with allergic reactions to vaccine components. According to the 2006 Red Book (Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 2006 AAP), allergic reactions to vaccine ingredients are rare. The most common difficulties are encountered with hypersensitivities to chickens or eggs, mercury, certain antibiotics, or to gelatin.

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  • Guidelines for Diagnosing Neurofibromatosis

    Guidelines for Diagnosing Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (a.k.a. von Recklinghausen disease) is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes benign tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. At least eight varieties of NF exist and can range from very mild to quite severe, but none is as disfiguring as the tragic case of […]

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  • Guidelines for Finding a New Family Doctor

    Guidelines for Finding a New Family Doctor

    There was a time when the first question one would ask when looking for a doctor was, “Who is the doctor in the nearest town?” For most people who have the ability to access this Web Site, that is no longer the case. Click here for Dr. Greene’s Guide To Finding A New Family Doctor.

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  • New Treatments for Psoriasis

    New Treatments for Psoriasis

    For years, the mainstays of psoriasis treatment have been steroid creams, coal tar preparations, and moisturizers. For mild rashes, these have been sufficient. For severe psoriasis, people have resorted to immunosuppressive chemotherapy, such as methotrexate and cyclosporin, which are usually effective but have severe short-term and long-term side effects.

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  • Avoiding Salmonella - Guidelines for Handling Reptiles as Pets

    Avoiding Salmonella – Guidelines for Handling Reptiles as Pets

    As a child, I enjoyed keeping pet turtles, frogs, lizards, and snakes (and many, more cuddly, pets). But some children who handle these pets are at risk for serious illness or even death. According to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, pet reptiles and amphibians are responsible for about 93,000 Salmonella […]

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  • Guidelines for Germ Prevention

    Guidelines for Germ Prevention

    Minimizing the number of disease-causing germs that you are exposed to is easier than you might think. The key to success is knowing where the bugs reside – at home and elsewhere – and what to use to eliminate them.

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  • Understanding Blood Types

    Understanding Blood Types

    Human blood genetics are quite complex because at each point there are a number of possible characteristics. Nevertheless, the genetics of human blood is far better understood than that of any other human tissue. To make things a little easier to understand, here are some guidelines for understanding how both the ABO blood types and […]

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  • Healthy Eating, Part V - Good news for vegetable haters everywhere!

    Healthy Eating, Part V – Good news for vegetable haters everywhere!

    Given the opportunity, starting your baby off with good eating habits is a great way to go. Even if it’s too late for that now, an important lesson from the first feedings still applies: New tastes can be acquired! This is good news for vegetable-haters everywhere.

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  • Helping Kids Eat Smart

    Helping Kids Eat Smart

    Encourage your children’s teachers to teach the class at least a little about good nutrition at the beginning of each year. If eating well is confirmed by this outside authority and is tied in with success at school, it will help.

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  • Healthy Eating, Part IV - Motivators for school age children and adolescents

    Healthy Eating, Part IV – Motivators for school age children and adolescents

    During school years, the phenomenon of peer pressure begins to become a very powerful force. Children see what’s packed in each other’s lunches. And, yes, it’s not unusual for your darling to trade the apple for potato chips or the carrot for a candy bar. If they don’t bring their own lunches, the choices available […]

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