Archive for April 3, 2014

Why Pediatricians Need to Be There for Children as They Grow

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Forget what Jenny McCarthy says. There’s absolutely no link between vaccines given during infancy and rates of autism later on in life. But the lack of scientific evidence hasn’t stopped plenty of Americans from casting aside the better judgment of their pediatric physicians and foregoing vaccines in favor of “taking their chances.”

That’s led to a significant resurgence in childhood deaths from preventable diseases, with 122 children succumbing to influenza in 2011 alone. And worldwide, UNICEF reports that one child dies nearly every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented in the first place with a vaccine. So, vaccines are important. But when is the right time to bring in your ch