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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) opposes retail-based clinics (RBCs) as an appropriate source of medical care for infants, children, and adolescents and strongly discourages their use, as the AAP is committed to the medical home model.
Obesity is an epidemic that places a multi-billion dollar burden on Arkansas' economy, touching the lives of every citizen in one way or another. It is important to know how to establish health habits within the family to work to reduce the incidence rate of childhood obesity.
Amanda Peet Speaks Up on the Importance of Vaccines
Prior to the creation of many of the vaccines available today, thousands – and sometimes millions -- of children became infected with diseases that often resulted in lifelong disabilities or, even worse, death. These diseases were contagious, meaning they were easily spread between children. Thankfully, we now have the ability to immunize children and adolescents against contagious, preventable and sometimes deadly diseases. It should be noted that in the first seven months of 2008, 131 cases of measles in 15 states have been reported in the United States – the highest number since 1996. The measles vaccine, which is typically given at age 12 to 15 months, with a second dose at 4 to 6 years of age, can prevent this infection.