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3 Disgusting Parasites Your Pet May Have

The first time it occurred to me that veterinarians have a higher gross-out threshold than most people was during vet school. Ensconced in a booth at a local Mexican restaurant, my classmate and I wer…

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Are Ladies Slacking on the HPV Vaccine?

The HPV vaccine protects against cervical cancer and genital warts. The national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all girls and boys ages 11 and 12 get all three doses of t…

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11 Diseases That Just Won’t Quit

By Tim Wall, Discovery Channel If wildfires, droughts, scorching heat and devastating storms aren't enough to have you listening for the hoof beats of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, then…

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Could Unvaccinated Children Get Less Asthma or Allergies?

What is vaccination? Vaccination is also referred to as inoculation, which, according to McGraw-Hill Science & Technology Encyclopedia, is defined as: "The process of introducing a microorgani…

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Examining Feline Vaccination Risks

What about vaccinations for our cats - how bad can it be? There’s so much we do to and for our cats today that is accepted in the mainstream that is highly mediocre—so much so that few ever challen…

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Flu Vaccines Pushed in Churches

Photo Courtesy Of:  Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock Recently the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships held an invitation-only call. The call was co-sponsored by the U.S. Hea…

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Dangerous New Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Photo Courtesy Of:  Stockbyte/Thinkstock "Fluzone High-Dose" is a new influenza vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur.  The new vaccine was created specifically for seniors, 65 and older. The C…

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Swine Flu Vaccine: What To Do?

Summer is over and the question I am being asked most frequently in my practice is, "what do I do about Swine flu?" My patients are wondering whether or not they should get vaccinated and the simple a…

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