Items Tagged ‘vaccine’

October 20, 2009

Medical myths and H1N1

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Public health officials are trying to figure out why a majority of Americans, including many public health nurses and doctors, have told pollsters recently they are wary of the H1N1 vaccine. Wary to the point that they’re not sure they will get the shot against H1N1 flu. A look at medical myths and what fuels […]

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Tags: flu, H1N1, vaccine

October 2, 2009

Survey shows few Americans plan to get swine flu vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Swine flu arrived at the Berger home a few weeks ago. ¬† David Berger’s son came down with the classic symptoms, a fever and sore throat. Berger, a pediatrician, started treating the whole family right away with homeopathic remedies such as elderberry, vitamins A and C, and zinc. The boy started feeling better the next […]

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Tags: H1N1, swine flu, vaccine

September 29, 2009

For some pregnant women, H1N1 shots a hard sell

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Though pregnant women are more vulnerable to the dangers of H1N1, some intend to take a pass on the vaccine. In a few weeks, the first shipments of the H1N1 flu vaccine will arrive in Minnesota, and Stephanie Pelach, who is six months pregnant, will have a decision to make. ¬†Should she get a vaccine, […]

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Tags: H1N1, vaccine

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