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Immunizations

Be Selfish: Immunize Your Kids

Here’s another reason to immunize your kids: so you don’t become ill with a vaccine-preventable disease. Many childhood diseases can be serious or even life threatening in adults. With...
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Well-Child Visits and the Flu

The Question: Do well-child visits increase the risk of getting the flu? The Study: This retrospective study looked at the records of nearly 85,000 families from 1996 to 2008....
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Ear Infection Rates

The Question: Has the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine affected the incidence of ear infections? The Study: Ear infections are common in young children and a major reason for...
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Pneumococcal Vaccine and Pneumonia

The Question: Does vaccination with the pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) reduce hospitalizations for community-acquired pneumonia? The Study: Uruguay began vaccinating children with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV7) and in...
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Parental Pertussis Immunization

The Question: Does immunizing adults who care for newborns against pertussis (whooping cough) lessen the chances of infants contracting the disease? The Study: Researchers evaluated all the cases of...
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Pertussis Booster Vaccination

The Question: Does boosting immunity against pertussis (whooping cough) in adolescents protect infants from being hospitalized for pertussis? The Study: Many of the children hospitalized with pertussis are too...
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Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness

The Question: Has the rotavirus vaccine reduced hospitalizations for diarrhea-related illnesses? The Study: In this retrospective study, researchers examined the hospitalization rate for diarrhea-associated illnesses for children under five...
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