The Doctors: Teething Bling Review
There is another new innovation called Teething Bling, for babies who love to chew on jewelry and other objects. Dr. Lisa even showed an old picture of her infant son, whom she said loved to play with her pearls.
Dr. Jim Sears introduced Teething Bling, made from food safe silicone, for kids to teethe on. Mothers can wear the Teething Bling as a necklace, allowing their children to safely play and chew, without exposure to chemicals or choking hazards.
The Doctors: Adult Vaccines
If you could protect your health and prevent your risk of serious illness or death, why wouldn’t you? Dr. Travis Stork reported that 50,000 adults die every year in the US from conditions that could’ve been prevented by vaccinations.
“A misperception exists that healthy adults don’t need vaccines,” Dr. Lisa Masterson said. She said that vaccination rates in America are very low, suggesting a lack of awareness and understanding about the effects and importance of vaccines.
Dr. Andrew Ordon said polio, measles, and mumps are examples of disease that were successfully eradicated or reduced thanks to widespread vaccinations. But he said potentially infectious microorganisms continue to pose risks to unvaccinated adults.
The Drs TV: How Vaccinations Work
Dr. Travis explained that a vaccine is an inactive form of a germ, which is injected into the body. Your body recognizes this intrusion and builds antibodies, learning how to attack the germ if you are ever exposed to it.
“That’s why vaccines are so important as a component of preventative health care for adults,” Dr. Andrew Ordon said, specifying that adults over age 50 can see added benefits.
Age & Vaccinations
Shingles, a painful skin rash, is one disease that can be prevented thanks to vaccines. Dr. Lisa added that risks for Pneumonia, Meningitis, and Bacteremia increase as you age. Other health conditions also affect your risk.
While infants and the elderly are at higher risks for susceptibility to infections, things like Tetanus could affect you at any age, causing problems such as Lockjaw. Stay away from those rusty nails, and be sure to get regular vaccinations.
The Flu Shot is a form of vaccination that doctors recommend for adults each year, since the Flu Viruses are constantly morphing and changing each year.
Vaccination Side Effects
Dr. Travis explained some of the side effects from vaccinations, including sore arms and a low fever. That’s because your body is learning how to fight the germ. These effects subside within days, and The Doctors say it’s worth the trouble to get vaccinations if it can prevent serious illness.
Exercise, health screenings, and a healthy diet, plus vaccinations, can help you live a long, happy, and healthy adult life.
CDC Recommended Vaccinations
Here is the list of vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, as seen on The Doctors.
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
- Pneumococcal Disease
- Miningococcal Disease
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Human Papillomavirus
- Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B
More information about health and vaccinations is online at cdc.gov. You can also ask your doctor about the vaccines that could be right for you.