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  • Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

    5 days ago

    Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect 3 million to 4 million people. The race is on to develop a Zika vaccine. 

    Here are some...

  • Why I have vaccinated my daughters

    September 23, 2014 | 10:33 am

    I have two girls, ages three and eleven. My daughters have gotten every last vaccine I can possibly get for them. I have done the same for myself. 

    Why? Because quite simply, vaccines are one of the most amazing medical discoveries we humans have ever pulled off. Because I don't...

  • Why Vaccinations are Kosher and Required

    By Roger Price

    July 23, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Let’s face it. Sometimes you can deny certain established scientific truths and it does not make much difference. You can, for instance, believe that the Earth was created about 6,000 years ago and life as we know it will still go on. OK, maybe Jon Stewart and certain professors...

  • Get Your Flu Shot

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 24, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    Temperatures are dropping. Children are returning to school. (Parents are elated.) Families are planning a last summer outing on Labor Day. It must be time for flu shots.

    This season’s influenza vaccine has shipped from manufacturers. Our office just received them. So it’s a...

  • Measles Cases in 2011 Highest in Fifteen Years

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 20, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Three years ago I wrote a post alarmed that measles was on the rise in the US. Little did I know then that this was only going to get worse.

    This week the CDC released data in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and in a telebriefing for the media reviewing the measles...

  • Soviet Dentists and My Anxiety…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 13, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    Is it just me or do other people have a huge phobia of Dentists?  I don’t know why I have such a fear of them, but I do know that I’d rather have another baby than go to the Dentist.  Actually, now that I think about it, I would even prefer a colonoscopy to having someone put...

  • Cervical cancer vaccine stirs hope and debate

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine approved last year is inspiring passionate debate as state legislatures take up the issue of compulsory inoculation for preteen girls as a way to prevent cervical cancer. HPV infection is the major cause of cervical cancer in women. A...
  • Community Braces for Flu Shot Scarcity

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm


    Michael Gabai is on a quest.

    The owner and administrator of Ayres Residential Care Home has spent the last two weeks calling physicians, senior centers, grocery stores and pharmacies in search of flu shots for about half of the 18 residents in his facilities who have been unable...