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MMR Vaccine Autism Link Manipulated

One of our biggest health scares came from the controversy surrounding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. A research paper with false data linked autism to the vaccine. After the paper was published and widely covered by the media, it was found that the author (Andrew Wakefield) had manipulated the research. Following publication of the paper, MMR vaccinations dropped in the UK and Ireland. Of course, this led to an increase in the number of measles and mumps cases. […]

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October is Child Health Month

The first Monday of October each year is Child Health Day in the United States. Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation for this day in 1928. Eventually, the first Monday in October became the time this day is observed, and it often continues throughout the month. What does it mean for kids? Clinics and medical professionals that provide services to children take the opportunity to promote children’s health. Typically, their awareness campaigns extend throughout October. Some of the health-related issues that […]

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