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Measles in Children
Measles in Children
By Kate M. Cronan, MD
What Is Measles? Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms. But 20 million cases happen worldwide every year. Measles (also called rubeola) is caused by a virus, so there’s no specific medical tr [read more]
What You Need to Know About Childhood Vaccines
What You Need to Know About Childhood Vaccines
Do vaccines cause autism? Is it OK to skip certain vaccines? These are among some of the many questions parents ask about vaccines. Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases. Here are straight answers to common quest [read more]
Unvaccinated Teens Are Seeking Ways to Get Their Shots
Unvaccinated Teens Are Seeking Ways to Get Their Shots
By Shamard Charles, M.D. and Caroline Radnofsky
Some teenagers who have never been vaccinated against diseases such as measles or chickenpox are questioning the anti-vaccine movement, even as health officials condemn parents who chose not to vaccinate their children for a measles outbreak in 10 states. One of tho [read more]
3 Unexpected Benefits of Cataract Surgery
3 Unexpected Benefits of Cataract Surgery
By Richard Gans, MD
The most obvious effect of cataract surgery is seeing better, but did you know it also can help you in other unexpected ways? Why? Because, even if you don’t know you have cataracts, you may gradually make life changes over time to compensate for the vision lo [read more]
What Are Free Radicals?
What Are Free Radicals?
Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons, and electrons like to be in pairs. So, these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons to pair with. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA. Oftentimes, free [read more]
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