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Protecting Kids from Rotavirus
One of the most common reasons for diarrhea among children is rotavirus. But a vaccine for rotavirus was introduced in 2007.
Surprising Facts About the Flu
As the flu continues to change and new strains appear, it’s important to know how to lower flu risk for you and your family. Here are some facts about the flu that may surprise you.
Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Lower Seizure Risk
Vaccines are made to protect children and adults alike from a host of diseases. Some of these vaccines may protect against more than the disease they were intended to prevent.
Egg Allergies? Fear Not the Flu Shot
Everyone is urged to get a flu shot, but what should you do if an allergy might interact with the vaccine? Risk the flu or risk the allergic reaction?  For many patients, these concerns have now been addressed.
Can't Have an Omelette, but can Still Get the Flu Shot
The flu vaccine is one vital part of reducing your risk of flu. But what if you're allergic to eggs, which are used to make flu vaccines? There's a new option for you.
No Need to Fear the Flu Shot
One of the concerns parents might have with the flu vaccine is side effects in children with pre-existing conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Good for Your Child, Good for You
One of the remarkable things about vaccines is that they can sometimes offer protection to people who don't receive them. This recently occurred with the rotavirus vaccine.
The Value of the Rotavirus Vaccine
The best reason to vaccinate your children is to protect them from disease. Comparing the time before a vaccine to the time afterward shows how effective those shots are.
Vaccines Not Linked to Celiac Disease
Celiac disease involves an allergy to gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye. It's an autoimmune disease that some fear can be triggered by vaccines.