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Breaking Down the Vaccination Debate

April 24, 2019 • Our Blog • General Health

The anti-vaccination movement is growing in popularity, but science shows that vaccines do far more good than harm. In early March, some 300 children in Bologna, Italy, were barred from attending kindergarten because they were missing at least one of the ten vaccinations Italian law requires public schoolchildren to receive. Though the United States has no federal vaccination law, the Italian decision was preceded by a similar ban in Brooklyn, New York, that went into effect in December 2018 after 39 cases of measles were confirmed in the area.

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If Your Child Is Complaining of Back Pain, You’re Not Alone

April 11, 2019 • Our Blog • General Health

More and more children are complaining of back pain. Here’s why, and what parents can do to help. Because back pain is often thought of as a symptom of aging, parents are often surprised and concerned when their young children frequently complain that their backs hurt. However, back pain at a young age is becoming the norm. In fact, a recent survey of 3,700 American children showed that as many as one in three kids experience backaches at least once a year. In other words, if your child is complaining of back pain, you’re not al

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