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The risk includes a 1.99X higher risk for stroke and 1.93X higher risk of CV mortality.
Did a Vaccine Cause this Disease?
Active, healthy 11-y/o boy develops degenerative neurologic symptoms. PMH relevant for measles at age 1 year, MMR vaccine at 8 months. Is there a connection?
Quadrivalent or Trivalent Flu Vaccine? CDC Says it Doesn’t Matter
In the absence of an official preference for one formulation over another, we can do what's best for our patients.
Vaccinations for an Indian Vacation: Quiz Part II
A family of 4 will vacation in India. None has received a flu shot. Mom is pregnant; Dad takes Flovent; one son has acne. What do you tell them?
Vacation Vaccinations Quiz: Typhoid Mary and the Taj Mahal
A family of 4 plans a vacation to India; typhoid vaccination is needed. Who can receive it? When? And is the pill or injection indicated?
How to Pump up the Volume on Gardasil Coverage
Fingers point in all directions when the topic of low US HPV vaccination rates comes up. How to skip the drama? Just do it.
Gardasil and our Dirty Little Secret
Universal coverage with the HPV vaccine would save thousands of lives in the US each year. Why are we at ~40%?
Vaccines and Primary Colors
Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red. Each color is in the title of a stellar medical reference book, all of which books should be on your office shelf.
The 3 Scourges of Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis, measles, and influenza have declined over the years but not gone away. See the slides that follow for key facts and figures on the current state of these ongoing public health threats.
6 Things That Might Persuade Parents to Vaccinate
When parents play out worst case scenarios in protest against routine vaccination, maybe one or two of these 6 options for response will come in handy.
Could You Spot the Measles?
Here are the signs and symptoms of the measles in a classic case—in order of their appearance:
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