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  • Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

    Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

    The high-risk groups of adults who should discuss measles vaccination with their doctor include international travelers, health care workers, and folks living in communities that are in the throes of an outbreak, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a media briefing last week.

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  • Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

    Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

    TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Asthma inhalers can’t do the job if they’re not used correctly. And that’s an issue for many children, U.S. researchers say. “We know from past studies that both parents and children overestimate the ability of children to properly use their inhaler,” said study author Dr. Anna Volerman, from

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  • Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

    Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

    MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As measles outbreaks spread across the United States, there are a number of things parents need to know, a leading pediatricians’ group says. The most important is to make sure your children are fully protected against the disease, which can be deadly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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