Polio, Chickenpox, Measles, Now Covid. It’s Time to Consult History on School Vaccine Mandates

Polio, Chickenpox, Measles, Now Covid. It’s Time to Consult History on School Vaccine Mandates

The rapid spread of omicron across the nation — and the finding that vaccines continue to provide strong protection against…

As Omicron Surges, Here’s What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Testing and Precautions

As Omicron Surges, Here’s What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Testing and Precautions

As omicron transmission soars, it seems like Covid-19 cases are all around us. We can’t get away from them. We…

Fear of Needles is Common. Here’s How to Work Through the Anxiety

Fear of Needles is Common. Here’s How to Work Through the Anxiety

When Charlie thinks about getting an injection, he shudders. “I am terrified of needles,” says the 45-year-old Pilsen resident, who…

Vaccine Hesitation: Blood Clots Pose an Extremely Rare Risk

Vaccine Hesitation: Blood Clots Pose an Extremely Rare Risk

To date, more than 160 million Americans — about half of the U.S. population — have been fully vaccinated against…

Covid-19 Vaccine Q&A: Chicago Physicians Weigh In

Covid-19 Vaccine Q&A: Chicago Physicians Weigh In

Even though the toll of Americans dying from Covid-19 continues to rise and Chicago specifically is seeing a surge in…

Supply Is Limited and Distribution Uncertain as Covid Vaccine Rolls Out

Supply Is Limited and Distribution Uncertain as Covid Vaccine Rolls Out

High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to roll out vaccines against Covid-19, with front-line healthcare workers…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Vaccines Are Important for Those with Suppressed Immune Systems

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Vaccines Are Important for Those with Suppressed Immune Systems

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 72 and take a drug for rheumatoid arthritis that suppresses my immune system. I’m scheduled…

New shingles vaccine offers more protection

New shingles vaccine offers more protection

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts   Q: I recently read that the new shingles vaccine might be better…

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations

Harvard Health Blog When you are pregnant, what you hear from people around you makes a difference. You want to…

Are vaccines safe for pregnant moms?

Are vaccines safe for pregnant moms?

The Kid’s Doctor August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to discuss childhood vaccines, but it’s also…

Don’t shrug off shingles

Don’t shrug off shingles

Harvard Health Blog If you had chickenpox as a kid, there is a good chance you may develop shingles later…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

What Patients Should Know By Dr. Gena Vennikandam When was the last time you visited the doctor? In more scenarios than…

The Kid’s Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

The Kid’s Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com Seem like a funny time of year for me to be writing about flu? Well,…

Options Against the Flu

Options Against the Flu

This season’s flu shots will be more individualized, but immunization can begin in summer By Megy Karydes Patients who have…

The Flu Outbreak

Why it broke and whether it’s fixed By David Himmel It begins with an ache. Then a chill. And before…

It’s Not About STDs.  It’s About Fighting Cancer.

It’s Not About STDs. It’s About Fighting Cancer.

How immunizing young girls—and boys—against the human papillomavirus can save lives. Odds are you’ve contracted, are carrying, or will be…

Health Mastery

Health Mastery

HPV and Males: Moms and Dads, Let’s Talk Before my son left for his freshman year at college, I, the…