Tougher State Laws Curb Vaccine Refusers

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A Washington state law aimed at discouraging nonmedical childhood vaccine exemptions seems to have worked, a new study finds. The legislation, enacted in 2011, required parents to talk to a doctor before they could get their child exempted from vaccinations for nonmedical reasons. Researchers found that after the…

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Keep Kids Safe During Holiday Travels

SATURDAY, Dec. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When families travel during the holidays, they must contend with crowds, traffic and unfamiliar surroundings. But children’s safety should always come first, a leading pediatricians’ group says. When taking a train or airplane, it may seem inconvenient to have to worry about car safety seats. But the American…

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