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Vitamin K for newborns

MASON CITY, Iowa – New research shows a growing number of newborns are not getting the crucial vitamin K shot they need.

The shot helps them fight off bacteria and also helps their blood clot which can prevent bleeding in the brain.  75 more words


Middle and High School Parents' Guide to Tdap - 2013

*The following excerpt was written during my time at the McLean County Health Department*

In Illinois, all students entering, advancing or transferring into 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade,9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade and 12th grade will need proof of an adolescent pertussis (also known as whooping cough) booster immunization to attend school in the fall. 554 more words


Hot Topics: CCCA Weighs In on King v. Burwell & Vaccines

The Children’s Cause weighed in this past week with official statements relating to two major pieces of headline news:  the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. 212 more words

Health Reform

Lawmakers Send Contentious Vaccination Bill To Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates. 501 more words


When The Going Gets Tough

For the next few days, my wife and I will be on a “pioneer trek” with about 150 youth from our church. We will be in a remote location, divided into small groups of ten to twelve. 440 more words

Guest post: “Viral Shedding” is not something to worry about

The Pediatric Insider

© 2015 Roy Benaroch, MD

Today features the first-ever guest post at The Pediatric Insider, from a pediatrician buddy of mine. He wrote this as an open letter to… 1,682 more words

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Hep B, BBQ and Baked Apples

So these past couple of days have been interesting. That’s kind of the only word I have for it. Darn diction.

On Friday, I received a lovely email notification telling me that I had yet to submit my immunization records for my medical clearance protocol before I start med school this fall. 685 more words