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On Saturday, February 7, 2014, we are joined in the studio by pediatrician and health care advocate, Dr. Eddie Hamilton, to discuss the measles outbreaks in several cities and the increase in the number of parents who are refusing to have their children vaccinated. As a medical doctor who has treated thousands of babies for nearly three decades, Dr. Hamilton will address public fears and dispel myths while having an honest dialogue about vaccines without medical jargon.
|Dr. Eddie Hamilton with Publisher, Cleretta Blackmon|
This interview promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST Life!
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More about the Measles
Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine. Signs and symptoms of measles include cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash.
Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children. While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5.
As a result of high vaccination rates, measles has not been widespread in the United States for more than a decade. Today, the United States averages about 60 cases of measles a year, and most of them originate outside the country.
(Source: Mayo Clinic)
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