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Kristin Cavallari Is Expecting Baby No. 3!

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Just a year after she gave birth to her second son, Jaxon Wyatt, Kristin Cavallari, announced she's expecting baby no. 3. "We're at it again! Thrilled to announce baby number 3 is on the way! The Cutler crew just keeps growin'!" the former star of The Hills announced on her lifestyle app, Kristin Cavallari App, this... Read more

A Doctor Explains What the Rubella Eradication Really Means

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Last week, we learned rubella has been eradicated in the Americas. We know what you're thinking: So what? Measles was technically eradicated too. So we decided to learn a little bit more about what this means for you and for baby. First of all, what is rubella? Known as the German measles, rubella manifests... Read more

New Study: No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

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After following over 95,000 kids who received their MMR vaccines, researchers came to a definitive conclusion: the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also found that MMR vaccines didn't increase autism... Read more

Do You Really Need to Panic About Measles?

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As measles continues to spread, so does the level of concern. And with the latest news of the outbreak at a Chicago daycare, parents are among the most worried. But rest assured: if your child is vaccinated, you've done all you can in terms of prevention. And to quell your fears (and our own!) we talked... Read more

Will the Measles Outbreak Persuade More Parents to Vaccinate?

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The debate over whether or not to vaccinate is nothing new. But if you think the Disneyland measles outbreak -- and its media coverage -- might prompt parents who don't vaccinate to reconsider their stance, the opposite might actually be happening. "The social and political conflicts we’ve seen emerge over the outbreak threaten to... Read more

Wow! Measles Cases Were at a 15-Year High in 2011

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Cases of measles are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 222 reported measles cases in 2011, which is three times the usual number of cases (from 2001 to 2010, there was an average of 60 reported cases a year). Measles is a highly contagious disease that... Read more