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How Does The CDC Determine Vaccine Schedules?

Michele Norris speaks with Dr. Carol Baker, chair of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She describes how the CDC determines the schedules for children's immunizations.
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Doctors Counter Vaccine Fears In Pacific Northwest

Up until recently, most parents accepted the full slate of vaccines that pediatricians gave their children, no questions asked. Now, vaccination rates are dropping in states like Washington and Oregon, and doctors are learning to talk to parents about their vaccine fears.
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The 'Next Big Step': Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks And Strokes

Federal officials say it's time to try harder on some proven approaches to reducing cardiovascular disease. Within five years such things as better treatment of high blood pressure could make a big difference.
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The Churn Behind The Stable Rate For The Uninsured

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on their parents' health plans offset some of the increase in the number of people without insurance coverage.
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USDA To Ban 6 More Strains Of E. Coli In Ground Beef

Meat processors warn the move will cause consumers to pay more for meat, but some large companies like Costco already require suppliers to prove their products are free from several strains of E. coli banned by the new rule.

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