Here’s a quick look at what Thrive was up to this week.
Children’s researchers found that in many cases kids with egg allergies could receive flu vaccinations made from egg embryos, and that performing a skin test prior to vaccination may not be necessary.
Susan Rudders, MD, talked about her research which found that one EpiPen may not have enough of a dosage to help a child in an anaphylactic shock as a result of a food allergy.
A recent outbreak of measles in Vancouver, as well as newly released study on a 2008 outbreak in the San Diego area, are raising questions about intentionally unvaccinated children and the potential health threat and costs they could pose to the public. Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH talked to Thrive about the dangers of unvaccination as well as common misconceptions about vaccination.
Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten recently won a Pulitzer Prize for an article he wrote on parents who accidentally left their kids in their cars—with fatal results.
Read one family’s story about traveling from California to Children’s Hospital Boston, so their baby, who was born with esophageal atresia, could receive special treatment.