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Latest NEWS: MEASLES AT ALL TIME HIGH

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Measles outbreaks make 2018 a near-record year for U.S.

In 2018, 349 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia.

People who are fully vaccinated against measles have very little risk of becoming infected.

The vaccine provides upwards of 95 percent protection.

But measles is one of the most infectious viruses known and will infect 90 percent of people who breathe it in.

Although some people argue that measles is a relatively harmless childhood illness, it can kill.

Measles causes encephalitis and pneumonia and before mass vaccination began in the 1980s, measles killed nearly 2.6 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization.

It still kills more than 100,000 people a year, mostly children under five. One in 1,000 people who catch measles die of it.

Takeaway: Vaccinate people.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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