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August: National Immunization Awareness Month

This month is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to recognize the importance of our routine vaccinations and the impact that vaccinations have had globally and historically.[1] A vaccine is a “biological agent that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen.”[2] Since 1798, when Edward …

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Qigong, and Reiki, and homeopathy, oh my! As unfamiliar as these practices may sound, in America, about 30% of adults and 12% of children use complementary or alternative health care techniques.[1] As the names suggest, “complementary” medicine consists of non-mainstream practices that are used along with conventional medicine, while “alternative” …

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