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COVID Corner: Rocky IV edition
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For nine months, we've been getting battered by COVID-19. The US of A has suffered over 250,000 deaths and worldwide 1.34 million people have died. As someone who loves analogies and sports…
October is American Pharmacists Month!
Elderly Vaccine Woman
In addition to the annual appearance of the pumpkin spice latte, October is American Pharmacists Month – a time to recognize the significant contributions our pharmacists make to healthcare.…
Measles again
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We wrote this prior post almost four years to the day. And here we are again talking about measles - in New York, Washington, Oregon, and across Europe. A total of 17 outbreaks (defined as 3 or more…
Grades are in: Nevada's Immunization Report Card Sees Improvements
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Each year the CDC conducts the National Immunization Survey (NIS) to estimate childhood and teen immunization rates. Immunize Nevada uses this data for our state immunization report card, and to see…
Our Troops Need Flu Shots (And Other Vaccinations) Too!
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As we celebrate Veterans Day, we are grateful for and honor all who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces. Too often in history we have called upon these brave men and women to protect our…
2016 Nevada Flu Hero Awards
NIVW 2016 Updated
While the numbers vary, in the United States, millions of people are sickened, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu every year. According…
5 Things You Should Know About Pneumococcal Disease
African American Vaccine Woman
Patients living with COPD work hard every day at something most of us take for granted—breathing. As fundamental as life itself, the effort it takes for some of our patients to take their next…
Have you gotten your flu shot?
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Have you gotten your flu shot? Forgive me for asking so bluntly, but it's an issue that has become pretty important to me the last few years.
Immunization Protects All of Us
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Dr. Donald A. Henderson passed away recently, with little media attention or fanfare. This is alarming, considering “saving millions of lives” was listed as one of his life accomplishments.
Waking up to Shingles
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Last spring, I noticed a slight rash on the back of my leg. But considering I’d been working in the yard and it was on the back of my leg, I honestly didn’t pay much attention. That is, until a…
Nevadan Learns the Hard Way: Adults Need Vaccinations, Too
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Reno resident Jack Perkins isn’t exactly the person you’d expect to be a poster child for whooping cough. He’s a professional. He’s a father. He’s an avid runner and was thrilled to participate in…
The Power is in Your Hands: Be an Advocate for Your Health — and Your Baby’s
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When I was eight months pregnant with my first child – totally caught up in cleaning out drawers and other panicky nesting urges, worrying about how I was inadvertently harming my baby and fearing…