Can we all agree that this entirely avoidable measles epidemic is getting out of hand? One mom couldn't contain her anger after her unvaccinated newborn son was exposed to measles in the hospital waiting room. She shared her thoughts on Facebook in a brutally honest post that made hundreds of anti-vaxxers reconsider their views.Read Full Story
In light of the recent measles outbreak that was believed to have started at Disneyland and has now spread to 17 states, parents who vaccinate aren't happy. In 2015, 102 people have contracted measles so far, a disease that is completely vaccine preventable.Read Full Story
What is happening to our world when parents have to be reminded to vaccinate? Sure, it sucks to poke your baby with a needle and watch them writhe in pain for five seconds. It would also really suck to have your precious baby die of a completely preventable disease.Read Full Story
One of the hottest parenting topics just got a little hotter. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that vaccines may not be as effective in children exposed to perfluorinated compounds.Read Full Story
Meningitis is a serious condition that affects 3,000 Americans every year -- 30 percent of of them children and young adults. Meningitis is life threatening, and about 10 percent of people who get it will die. Another 20 percent will suffer life-altering complications for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, two vaccines offered in the U.S. can protect your family from this terrible illness.Read Full Story
Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening condition caused by bacteria that infect the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. An estimated 3,000 people each year become infected, and about 10 percent of those die from the disease. Currently, two safe, effective vaccines are available in the United States that can help protect you and your loved ones from this terrible infection.Read Full Story
The debates about vaccinations remain charged and many parents still question the safety of “so many” vaccines. Learn about the safe shot approach, designed to help prevent -- or at least minimize -- any adverse vaccine reactions for your children.Read Full Story
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