Perri Klass: “Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children are a perennial sore subject in my profession. The question bubbled up again this spring at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Annual Leadership Forum, where academy leaders vote on issues of concern to pediatricians across the country”

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Getting Over the Hurdles

June 10, 2016

To Partner with Patients in Decision-Making. Our Peter Young reflects on challenges and opportunities after hearing D. Watkins’ keynote at the Partnering with Patients in Decision-Making Conference

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With drug companies’ policies hard to decipher, frustrated patients often resort to social-media campaigns and other public appeals

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In 2013 a boy who was given the HPV vaccine died almost two months later. Two quick questions: First, does this worry you? And second, do you believe that the vaccine caused the boy’s death? This is a real case reported in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is monitored by health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration

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We’re not doing enough to prevent mistakes that lead to unnecessary deaths

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ISIS is making gains near Syria’s border with Turkey, seizing a string of villages and trapping tens of thousands of civilians, according to Doctors Without Borders and a Syrian monitoring group

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Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of patients’ diagnoses, treatments and idiosyncrasies

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People have been wrapping their babies like burritos since before there were burritos. My husband described the skillful nurses where I gave birth as “swaddling ninjas,” and by my estimation he had at least his brown belt by the time we left

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