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We may be overvaccinating our children today. Once considered a godsend, vaccines are now felt by some to be associated with dramatic increases in autism, asthma, diabetes, learning disabilities and ADHD. Now, revised and updated to include all of the latest studies, legislation and overall information concerning the risks and safety of children's vaccinations, this bestselling book offers vital, down-to-earth advice on this important topic. It will tell you which vaccines may be risky and what to consider to help safley vaccinate your children. Written by an expert on pediatric vaccinations, this book arms you with:- Updated advice on when and how to give children vaccinations - New vital information on vaccines for hepatitis A, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, influenza, rotavirus, human papilloma virus and those administered for travel abroad - Research and safety track records for various shots - Precautions parents can take when their children get vaccinated, including the use of natural supplements and vitamins - "Parents' Bill of Rights," which spells ways parents can best advocate for their children when it comes to vaccinations
Stephanie Cave, MD, is a family practitioner in Baton Rouge, LA, who specializes in children with autism and related disorders. She has been featued on CNN, has testified in congressional hearings, and frequently speaks around the world on the topic of children and vaccinations.
Table of Contents
|The Story of Vaccines||p. 3|
|How Safe Are Vaccines?||p. 19|
|Mercury in Vaccines: Shots of Danger?||p. 40|
|The Autism Debate||p. 62|
|When the Body Attacks Itself: Autoimmune Disorders||p. 90|
|Hepatitis B||p. 121|
|DTP/DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis||p. 145|
|Hib: Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine||p. 165|
|MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella||p. 193|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||p. 214|
|Hepatitis A||p. 229|
|Pneumococcal Disease||p. 234|
|Meningococcal Disease||p. 241|
|Human Papilloma Virus||p. 257|
|Vaccines for World Travelers||p. 262|
|Vaccines of the Future: Sooner than You Think?||p. 266|
|Tools for Parents|
|Parents, the Law, and Insurance Companies||p. 279|
|What You Can Do to Ensure Your Child's Safety||p. 298|
|The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System||p. 313|
|Appendix Organizations and Web Sites||p. 321|
|Suggested Reading List||p. 337|
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