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Doctors Discharge Patients for Refusing Vaccines

I haven't discussed any "guff" in a while, but here's something that's upsetting... 21% percent of paediatricians in the Midwest US said they've discharged families from their practices for refusing vaccines.

To explore paediatricians' attitudes about vaccine refusal in kids their by parents, the study's investigators surveyed members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 9 Midwestern states. The results revealed that the vaccines with the highest rates of refusal or deferment were measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), human papillomavirus (HPV), and influenza. The most frequently cited reasons were fear of autism, too many shots, and serious adverse effects.

38% of physicians in Iowa discharged families from their practices for continuing to refuse vaccines, compared to only 0.9% of paediatricians in Minnesota. Overall, 21% of doctors said they discharged families for refusing all immunizations.

Instead of pouting and discharging patients for something like this, why don't the doctors educate themselves on alternatives. Even just simple social hygiene can go a long way. What a bunch of pretentious *******!

Source: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 49th Annual Meeting: Abstract 634, presented October 21, 2011

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  1. Know Guff,

    Was wondering if you had any thoughts or research related to health and Essential Oils...


  2. Hi Nina,

    Yes, I think there are great therapeutic benefits to essential oils...both in terms of aromatherapy, and as a orally administered medicine (just be careful if ingesting essential oils as some can contain toxic constituents, or very irritating, etc. and you'll likely want to dilute it in a carrier oil).

    As for research, there are lots, but I'd spend my entire day looking these up. If there is a specific essential oil you're looking for, I can try to find research on that. Off the top of my head, I think most are going to be in vitro studies (test tube-type studies), not human clinical trials...but I could be wrong.



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