Posts Tagged: vaccinations

Overcoming your fear of needles

Trypanophobia sounds just as scary as it means. Trypanophobia is the fear of needles of medical procedures involving injections. Having a fear of needles is common and can be the result of memories from poor or traumatizing experiences with needles. This fear can be fueled by family members who have phobias or learning negative information…
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Tips for preventing birth defects

It’s estimated that birth defects occur in about 1 out of every 33 infants – the good news is that some of these are preventable. Expectant mothers can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing existing health conditions, adopting healthier lifestyle choices, and making regular visits to a health care provider before…
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What you need to know before you travel abroad

Every year, millions of Americans participate in international travel and even more come to visit the US from around the world. The exciting parts of international travel are the cultural experiences, opportunities to see beautiful sites, and the chance to eat local foods. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that about half of all international travelers will experience…
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What you need to know about chicken pox

Ask an adult over age 30 about the chicken pox and many will immediately start to feel a little itchy and uncomfortable. These itchy adults can often tell you their story about the week they missed school. They can also recall their parents scolding them every time they went to scratch because a parent never…
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Truth about the flu vaccine

Some people just don’t like shots. Others have heard myths about the flu vaccine. But this time of year, it’s important to consider getting a flu shot to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Let’s explore common misconceptions about the flu vaccine. Can I get the flu from getting the flu shot? No. You…
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