Church Issues Vaccination Guidelines

During 2014, the U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases (644). If current trends continue, 2015 will be even higher. The relatively small number of anti-vaccine advocates have created a big stir, many who claim religious objections. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has reaffirmed it's position on vaccinations. While the guidelines support individual conscience, the church does…

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Vaccination Hype?

Outbreaks of rubella (measles), mumps, and whooping cough are growing today. This increase is paralleled by the growth of the anti-vaccine movement. The Daily Show recently aired a brilliant segment exposing some of the irrational thinking behind this popular, but often misinformed movement. If your sympathies propel you to avoid vaccinations, it probably will not induce you to…

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Influenza: Real Threat, Real Prevention

Short Message: get your flu shot today – especially if you are over 50 years old, younger than 2 years old, or have a chronic illness – like lung disease, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes – to name a few. If you are not in any of these categories, have you been reluctant to…

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One Night in the Hospital

(The following is a fictitious story based on a real-life incident.) Nurse Koszin spotted a young mother at the coffee machine in the far corner of the cafeteria. This late at night the serving line was closed, the tables and chairs were neatly arranged – and empty. By the overhead spotlight, she could see the…

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