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2008-10-09 15:00:37

U.S. preteen and teen immunization rates have increased for routinely recommended vaccines, but most teens don't have all immunizations, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report estimates for 2007 vaccine coverage levels for three or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine and two or more doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine were more than 80 percent. Coverage with one dose of varicella vaccine was high at 75.7 percent....

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2008-10-08 07:30:00

A new study shows that adolescent immunization rates are far from optimal, and many are missing opportunities to make sure that teenagers receive recommended immunizations. Dr. Grace M. Lee at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston and associates found that only 67 percent of 24,000 adolescents enrolled in their large group practice in Boston were up to date on their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunizations. Among the records of those adolescents, 74 percent were up to date on their...

2008-10-08 00:00:35

A free immunization clinic will provide vaccinations required for children attending school. The clinic, at the Allegheny County Health Department's Oakland office at 3441 Forbes Ave., will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Free parking will be available in the lot at 3333 Forbes Ave. after 5 p.m. The clinic will help provisionally enrolled children who still need required vaccines, which include meningitis and tetanus/...

2008-10-07 00:00:34

By Allison M Heinrichs A free immunization clinic next week will catch children up with vaccinations required for school, the Allegheny County Health Department said today. The clinic, at the Health Department's Oakland office at 3441 Forbes Ave., will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Free parking will be available in the lot at 3333 Forbes Ave. after 5 p.m. "This is a great opportunity for provisionally enrolled children who have not...

2008-09-14 06:00:05

By DR GARETH SMITH Q MY son always listens to his iPod and I worry he is damaging his hearing but he takes no notice of me. Can you tell him to turn it down? ATHERE has been a lot of research on the dangers of listening to music through headphones and the damage it can cause. MP3 players at full volume can emit sound at 104 decibels - a pneumatic drill is 110. In-ear headphones are six to10db louder. Damageis caused by soundwaves flattening small hairs in the inner ear, making them less...

2008-09-12 15:00:29

CALAIS - The Blue Devil School Based Health Center will offer adolescent vaccinations to enrolled students. This service will update students' vaccinations before their applying to college or enlistment in the military. It also serves as a public health function keeping infectious and dangerous diseases such as mumps and measles in check. The Health Center staff is the midst of the annual enrollment process, sending forms to parents and guardians to notify them about the program's...

2008-09-11 12:00:43

Take Care Health Systems today furthered its role as one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and commitment to becoming one of the leading providers of vaccination products and services across care settings with the rollout of four more vaccines at Take Care Clinics. The company's new vaccination suite includes: varicella (chickenpox), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), pneumococcal (PPV) and human pappilomavirus (HPV). These vaccinations, in addition to hepatitis B,...

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2008-09-05 15:10:00

Federal health officials are urging parents to continue to trust vaccine safety as U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in 2007. Vaccination rates for ages 1-1/2 through 3 years were released just a day after another study came out showing no link between autism and the vaccine given to guard against measles, mumps and rubella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's issued report on Thursday. The CDC said a record...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

At least 90 percent of U.S. children have been vaccinated for all one of the individual vaccines in the recommended series, health officials said. Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than 77 percent of U.S. children were fully vaccinated with all vaccines in the series of recommended vaccines and there were no differences in coverage among any racial or ethnic group for the complete series. Less than 1 percent of children had received no vaccines...

2008-09-04 09:00:04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New research further debunks any link between measles vaccine and autism, work that comes as the nation is experiencing a surge in measles cases fueled by children left unvaccinated. Years of research with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, better known as MMR, have concluded that it doesn't cause autism. Still, some parents' fears persist, in part because of one 1998 British study that linked the vaccine with a subgroup of autistic children who also have serious...


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2011-02-17 17:26:28

Mumps virus causes mumps which is a common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands and other epithelial tissues causing high morbidity in some cases deafness. Infection is currently restricted to humans while the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or via contaminated objects. It is a vaccine preventable disease although significant outbreaks have occurred in recent years in regions with high levels of vaccination. The virus belongs to the genus...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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