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Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

News media and social networks are buzzing with the debate over vaccines and the current measles outbreak out west. Blame and misinformation are everywhere. UR Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg helps dispel the myths. 
 

HPV: Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

Since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, and despite a vaccination rate of only 30 percent, infections in teenage girls have decreased by half. A recent study sheds light on the potential life-saving importance of the HPV vaccine, particularly for parents who have been reluctant to have their teens receive it.

6/24/2013 | 0 comments

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

If only all insects could be butterflies and lightning bugs! Alas, on long summer days, pesky ticks and mosquitoes round out the mix. Are their bites just nuisances, bringing about rashes, maybe a relentless itch? What about notorious bug-borne illnesses, like Lyme and West Nile? Get the facts in this Q&A with one of our infectious diseases specialists.

6/17/2013 | 0 comments