The Doctors: Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses
The Doctors discussed the recent measles outbreak in California, including the symptoms of the illness which include high fever, persistent cough, and the classic rash. Measles is just one of the vaccine-preventable illnesses that is making a comeback because people aren’t getting vaccinated. Dr Freda Lewis-Hall joined the show, as well as a mother named Stephany and her 3-year-old daughter Leah.
The Doctors: Can Vaccinations Overwhelm A Child’s System?
Stephany explained that Leah was current on all her vaccinations, but when she turns 4, she will need more vaccinations. Would it be overwhelming to her system? Dr Lewis-Hall explained that as a physician, she knew that the best way to protect her children, was by getting them vaccinated. Vaccines give the immune system antibodies to fight disease. The CDC recommendations offer protection against 14 diseases in children in as little as seven doctor visits under the age of two.
Timing is incredibly important regarding immunizations and the CDC recommends vaccinations and boosters at specific times. It’s recommended to protect children at times when they are most vulnerable, as well as to work with their developing immune system. If you’re behind, get back on schedule as soon as possible.
The Doctors: CDC & Immunizations
Dr Lewis-Hall explained that the CDC is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s a governmental organization made up of medical experts who’s job it is to protect us against threats from both inside and outside of our country. Managing the immunization schedule is one of the most important ways the CDC protects us. There’s also a vaccination schedule for teens and adults as well.
Will you be keeping your children up-to-date on their recommended vaccinations?
The Doctors: Coloring For Adults
Dr Travis Stork then revealed that he and Dr Rachael Ross were having a sophisticated adult-only coloring party. They explained that coloring books for adults are flying off the shelves and it’s not hard to see why. Dr Stork said he found coloring to be relaxing, and Dr Ross explained that while coloring, they’re stimulating the part of the brain related to the senses and motor skills. It’s a great boost of creativity! Creativity was the word of the day and you can use the word creativity to enter for a chance to win an adult coloring book and a gift card to Michaels.