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  •  Vaccinate your kids! (9+ / 0-)

    There have been outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) in the last couple years because too many parents have bought into the myth that vaccinations cause autism or are 'not natural'  

    The study with the autism link has been thoroughly debunked and its author drummed from the medical profession.  Vaccinations are one of the best success stories of medicine - they prevent death and disfigurement for millions of people.  

    •  Thanks for that. (4+ / 0-)

      My sister almost killed one of her kids because she believed all this anti-vaccine rubbish.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:35:44 PM PST

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    •  Adults, too! (3+ / 0-)

      Adults should have their TDaP (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) vaccination updated at least every ten years.

      I'm an avid gardener and spend most of summer wondering where I got that particular scratch I just noticed, so I update mine every seven years.

      Older folks, if you go in, will get only tetanus.  Ask your doctor if the other two are right for you.

      (-6.25, -6.77) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

      by Lonely Liberal in PA on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:44:27 PM PST

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