I see a lot of children in my practice and I’ve become a bit worried at hearing more and more moms voicing concerns about vaccines made here in China. Apparently the word on the street is that they have more side effects and many parents are… Read the rest “Vaccines Made in China: Q&A with Pharmacist”
Parents in Beijing have many health questions, but one of the hottest topics is vaccinations. There are quite a few internationally standard vaccines, but there are also some Beijing-specific vaccines.
For routine vaccines, which start… Read the rest “Vaccines For Expats in China: The Basics”
Having a pet can be a wonderful experience for kids and families. I loved growing up with a series of cats and dogs, and my older brother also had an enormous Habitrail full of gerbils. I wouldn’t trade away any of these memories! During… Read the rest “Rabies in China: Is Your Family Vaccinated?”
Last October I had a fantastic week in Boston for the annual convention of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and I still vividly remember the excitement and energy of these thousands of doctors. One common theme from their many discussions… Read the rest “Should Doctors Fire Parents Who Refuse Vaccines For Their Children?”
It’s that time of year again: flu shot season! Yes, your offices and schools are filled with plans for “flu shot days”. I’m sure you’re debating right now whether or not you or your kids need it. So, here’s… Read the rest “Flu Vaccine Is Available: Who Needs It?”