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By The Dispatch On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Walmart adds Essentials PetCare vet clinics in nine Texas stores

Essentials PetCare announced Tuesday the expansion of its walk-in clinics to nine Walmart stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. The veterinary clinics are scheduled to begin opening later this month More...

By Guest Author On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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How to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Whether it be on your own, with loved ones or in a group of close friends, heading away on vacation ought to be a purely pleasurable and joyous occasion from the moment you hit the check-in desk until the moment More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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3 Tips for Relocating Abroad

Whether you are relocating due to work commitments, a relationship, adventure or travel, moving abroad represents an exhilarating time and you should savour every moment. However, before the adventure begins, there More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Romania measles outbreak grows, officials lower age to give vaccine

The measles outbreak in Romania has more than doubled since late October, according to Romania’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak tally has grown to 1,725, up from about 800 a month and a half ago. Measles More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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ACIP gives ‘thumbs up’ for use of nasal spray flu vaccine in kids

Image/CDC On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Interview with ‘Nurses who Vaccinate’ founder, Melody Butler

Vaccines, anti-vaxxers and the increases in vaccine preventable diseases are being seen in the news more frequently. The number of sources of misinformation is infinite, so we clearly benefit from the work of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Flashback: Penn and Teller on vaccinations

With a group of celebrities on the television and on social media over the past several years making unscientific claims of a vaccine-autism link, and unfortunately, getting a lot of positive attention on these More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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World Immunization Week 2014 begins Thursday

The World Immunization Week campaign kicks off next Thursday, April 24 and continues through April 30 with the World Health Organization noting this year’s theme is “Are you up-to-date?”. Image/WHO According More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Vaccinations: What do Americans think?

A recent survey published by the National Consumers League (NCL) shows that too many Americans are misinformed about vaccines and this is certainly a major contributing factor to the rise of vaccine preventable More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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CVS/pharmacy survey shows that six out of 10 people consider getting the flu shot a ‘social responsibility’

A new survey from CVS/pharmacy released today found that less than half of those surveyed (46%) were more likely to get a flu shot this year following last season’s late flu outbreak. But many more – 59% More...


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