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World Hand Hygiene Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using a reminder to wash your hands as an opportunity to fight drug resistance.

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To Immunize or Not to Immunize!

Immunizations: are you putting your child in MORE danger or protecting them AGAINST it? Now that kids are back in the classroom the focus is once again on immunizations. Some argue the benefits don’t outweigh the risks and therefore we are seeing more and more parents opting out of vaccinations.

Amanda Cohn is a Pediatrician with the Center for Disease Control and she focuses primarily on immunizations. As a mother herself, she says if there’s a way to prevent her children from getting sick…it’s the obvious choice.

Cohn adds that there seems to be a common misconception when parents opting out of vaccines  believe the decision only affects their child.

Cohn says that although a hot topic right now, only about 1% of the population in the United States that is unvaccinated. She recommends that parents do some research and talk to their child’s pediatrician before making the decision not to vaccinate.