The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a U.S. weekly surveillance report. As of last week, the rate of death due to flu with pneumonia reached a level above what is considered an epidemic threshold.
In addition, 9 out of 10 U.S. regions showed elevated levels of influenza-like … READ MORE
For many years, before the chicken pox vaccine was available, parents used to have “chicken pox parties.” The idea was to get it over with,as you knew it was only a matter of time before your children became infected with the chicken pox. Now, apparently, some
This July, the National Restaurant Association partnered with Healthy Dining to form Kids LiveWell. This is a new program that highlights meals available at participating restaurants that are considered healthy meals for children. The healthy meals will have an apple icon next to the item, in order to alert parents … READ MORE
Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye, is an eye whose vision is diminished. As a result, the brain begins to favor the “good” eye; it ignores the vision from the lazy eye. As a result, vision in the lazy eye progressively worsens and could lead to blindness in the … READ MORE
As of July 31, 2011, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children will start collecting copays and billing insurance companies for the health care they offer at their hospitals. They have an agreement with the Federal government to waive copayments for those on Medicare and Medicaid.
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit an dear friend of mine. We’ve been friends for almost 20 years. Alex and I became friends when we were fencing in college. He and his wife own the Peekskill Fencing Center in Peekskill, NY (http://www.peekskillfencing.com/).. It’s a lovely … READ MORE
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), last year, more than 21,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with whooping cough. This is the highest rate of whooping cough that the U.S. has seen in approximately 50 years. Currently, there is a whooping cough epidemic in California. Last year,
In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and 12 co-authors, published a falsified “study” which claimed to show a link between autism and the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Over a dozen studies since then have shown there is no link between vaccines and autism. Now, there is the issue of medical fraud.