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  • Mercury in Childhood Vacines

    Mercury in Childhood Vaccines

    Is it true that there is mercury in the Hepatitis B vaccine? My obstetrician told me that that’s one of the vaccinations they routinely give newborns. Is it harmful?

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  • Hidden Ingredients in Vaccines

    Hidden Ingredients in Vaccines

    Dear Dr. Greene, I read on the vaccine Internet site that you should not vaccinate for MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) if your child has an egg allergy. I found out that my 17-month baby girl gets a rash from egg whites….

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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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  • Egg Allergies and the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Vaccine

    Egg Allergies and the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Vaccine

    I read that you should not vaccinate for MMR if your child has an egg allergy. I found out that my 17-month baby girl gets a rash from egg whites. What kind of problems can occur when she receives…

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  • Possible Causes Of Constant Illness In A 2-year-old

    Possible Causes Of Constant Illness In A 2-year-old

    My son is always sick. He either has a cold, sinus infection, ear infection, or stomach flu. It has been on and off for 2 years, but has been really bad for the past 6 months. He does not…

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  • Flu Shot Candidates

    Flu Shot Candidates

    Who should get a flu shot?

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  • Fast Facts about SIDS

    Fast Facts about SIDS

    SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is defined as the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of any infant or young child.

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  • Pertussis Vacine

    Pertussis Vaccination

    Dr. Greene, I was wondering if you could be so kind to answer my question regarding whooping cough. I am a mother of 5-year-old twins. The twins were born 2 months premature. At a few months old they had…

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  • Pertussis Exposure

    Pertussis Exposure

    Do I need to worry about my older kids getting pertussis if they were vaccinated as babies?

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  • Fast Facts about Pertussis

    Fast Facts about Pertussis

    Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough. Pertussis is caused by bacteria that attach themselves to the cilia (little hairs) that line the respiratory tract. These bacteria produce a potent toxin that inflames the respiratory tract and that prevents the cilia from functioning properly.

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