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2008-07-16 06:00:22

By The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 16--Families struggling under the weight of the economic downturn and back-to-school costs can get a break at this week's annual CARE Fair. Free immunizations, dental and vision screenings, and physicals are among the services that will be available to families in need. CARE stands for Children's Assistance and Resource Event. This year's two-day event begins Friday at Sunnyside High School. The fair's mission is to provide "one-stop shopping"...

2008-07-15 09:01:35

Heidi Murkoff, the mom who wrote the book that's helped over 27 million families know "What to Expect When You're Expecting," has launched a nationwide immunization awareness campaign to help parents know what to expect from childhood vaccines. The "What to Expect(R) Guide to Immunizations" is a new, complimentary booklet available at many pediatricians' offices across the country as well as online at www.whattoexpect.org. This concise, comprehensive guide and planner provides parents with...

2008-07-15 06:00:57

By Erin Wisdom, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 15--Vaccines for children The State of Missouri has vaccine requirements for school-aged children. In order to attend school in Missouri, you must show proof of up-to-date immunizations. Some important immunization booster milestones are when children enter kindergarten and again in middle school and/or high school. If you have children in these age ranges, or if your children are new to Missouri schools, check with your family...

2008-07-09 06:00:38

By Philip Haldiman, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 9--Believe it or not, school is just around the corner, which could mean immunization time for many Tucson children. No worries. There are a number of opportunities throughout Tucson for free immunizations before school starts. Food City and El Rio Community Health Center are partnering to offer free immunizations for people ages 4 to 18. The CARE Fair also is offering free immunizations, and the Pima County Health Department...

2008-07-02 09:01:03

Businesses that want a dose of preventive medicine to maintain healthy productivity levels among workers -- and protect profits -- during a sick economy should look for healthcare partners now to protect their employees during the upcoming flu season. Flu experts are hopeful about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccination, which -- with its first reformulation in 20 years -- inoculates against three influenza strains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World...

2008-02-13 18:01:03

Warning that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed 10% reduction in Medi-Cal payments will likely result in many physicians treating fewer Medi-Cal patients, family medicine physicians are opposing the cut. "This cut would be devastating to patient care," said Carla Kakutani, MD, president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Kakutani is joined today by physicians from Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Jose,...

2007-08-21 15:14:13

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ- TV/Channel 7, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Henry Ford Health System: Department of Pediatrics and Gardener White Furniture will give thousands of Detroit metro area children a "boost" at the 30th annual "HEALTHY LIVING FOR KIDS" program. This year the program will be held Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Since its inception in 1977, "Healthy...

2007-08-09 09:02:47

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC announced today that it is offering convenient back-to-school physicals and immunizations at affordable costs and without appointments. With school opening soon across the country, parents are running out of time to meet school health requirements. Through RediClinic's back-to-school program, students, accompanied by their parents, can receive a health exam and all of the necessary immunizations at RediClinics located in Wal-Mart, H-E-B and...

2006-05-16 11:44:49

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Donor backing for a scheme to save 10 million lives in Africa and Asia by securing finance for vaccination programs is gathering pace with three new countries signing up, a senior official said on Tuesday. The International Finance Facility for Immunizations (IFFIm) aims to increase the amount of money available for immunizations and developing new vaccines by securing long-term donor funding as collateral for bond issues. The financing plan is a pilot of the...

2006-05-08 12:42:09

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reached almost 24 million children in its last polio immunizations but may have another vaccination round in some regions to be sure of stamping out the disease by 2008, officials said on Monday. Over the past year polio, once considered virtually wiped out globally, has infected hundreds in Indonesia. Naydal Rusdal, a health ministry official, said up to 99.6 percent of the targeted 24 million children across the archipelago were vaccinated in last...


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