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Measles Making a Comeback

The number of cases and outbreaks have almost quadrupled in the United States in 2011. Normally there have been about 60 cases a year and 4 outbreaks a year over the past decade. Most of these cases have been in patients whose parents opted out in vaccinating their child or teenager. In Europe, vaccine refusal […]

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Adolescent Health Visit

This fall thousands of adolescents and young adults are starting middle school, high school and college.  Before they start school, they should visit their Pediatrician or Family Practice provider.  Adolescents go through physical and emotional changes that can be distressing to them and their parents.  Many times adolescents are afraid or embarrassed to ask their […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations

The Rotateq vaccine was introduced to the U.S. market in 2006; it is used to prevent gastroenteritis caused by the Rotavirus virus.  Rotavirus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea in infants and young children.  The subsequent dehydration often cause hospitalizations.  This live vaccine is used in infants and is administered orally in a three dose regimen.  It […]

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