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Vaccinations And The Latex Allergy: Avoiding A Dangerous Reaction

August 12th, 2013

Allergic reactions to latex can be deadly. They can cause an individual to have swelling of the face and have difficulty breathing. They need to be aware of the fact that some vaccinations do contain latex. For those that need vaccinations and have a latex allergy, there are some things they can do to prepare ahead of time.

Do Your Research

Individuals who suffer from a latex allergy should research vaccinations before their doctor’s appointment. They Read the rest of this entry »

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Cervical Cancer And Your Teen: Benefits And Risks Of Vaccination

June 25th, 2013

Thousands of women die from cervical cancer every year. Most types of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. The Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines that prevent most cases of cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

The vaccines are most effective when they are given to girls and boys, aged 11 to 12, who are not sexually active. However, it can be administered to women and men until they are 26, even if they have been exposed to HPV. The vaccine will only Read the rest of this entry »

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The Four Basic Types Of Vaccines And Their Uses

May 7th, 2013

The Four Basic Types Of Vaccines And Their Uses

1. Influenza
The “Flu” shot is taken once every year. Flu shots contain an inactive strain of the virus, in order to immune your body to it. The influenza virus is the mostly deadly vaccine-preventable illnesses in the United States.

2. Human PapillomaVirus (HPV)
HPV is a one-time shot in a series of 3. It is the most commonly transmitted sexual disease. Women between the ages of 20 and 26 have the highest risk of infection.

3. Hepatitis B
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Four Vaccinations Every Senior Should Consider

May 4th, 2013

When children are first starting their recommended course of vaccinations, both parents and children wonder when it will all end. The long course of early vaccinations is eventually over, but doctors recommend some booster vaccinations for adults. In fact, there are four vaccinations that doctors recommend for all senior citizens.

Every senior should receive a yearly flu vaccination. When a senior gets the flu, the prognosis can be very serious. Seniors and children make up the bulk of those who perish each year from influenza and its complications.Additional information can be Read the rest of this entry »

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Three Essential Vaccinations For Your Teenager

May 3rd, 2013

Parents often think that vaccinations are simply for babies and school age children. However, teenagers also need vaccinations to keep them protected from a variety of diseases. In addition, teenagers may need boosters of vaccinations they have received in the past.

The meningococcal conjugate vaccine is important to protect against bacterial meningitis, a dangerous brain condition. This vaccine can be received as early as 11 years of age. However, a booster is needed in the later teen years, particularly before one goes to college.

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Top Vaccines For Babies And When To Administer

May 1st, 2013

For new and expecting parents, ensuring that you will be able to meet all of the health care needs of your offspring is never a concern that should be discounted. Vaccinations that are able to protect your child from a range of potentially serious medical conditions and diseases can be an important way to ensure a long and healthy future for your family. Educating yourself regarding the most important and effective vaccinations, as well as what age they should be administered, may allow you to enjoy greater success with your efforts.

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Your Teen And The HPV Vaccine: Benefits And Risks

April 28th, 2013

The HPV, or human papillomavirus, vaccine has gotten quite a bit of press lately. Because many parents of today’s teenagers did not have this vaccine recommended to them as teenagers, they are concerned about having their own children receive it. Understanding some of its risks and benefits can allay many of these fears.

The HPV vaccine is recommended as early as 11 years of age but can be given to both males and females who are 26 years old or younger. There are two types of this Read the rest of this entry »

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