Immunizations & Herd Immunity - How It Works: Our bodies fight against bacteria and viruses everyday thanks to our immune systems. Sometimes, our bodies need a little help to recognize, fight, and protect against certain diseases as well. Check out this infographic to learn how vaccinations help us do just that:
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Infant Immunizations: Vaccinations are a powerful, proven tool in the fight to prevent childhood infections. Because of the widespread use of vaccines in the United States, we have seen a dramatic decline in the number of children who suffer from deadly diseases such as polio, chicken pox, hepatitis B, and whooping cough. Immunization of children with the recommended vaccines, on schedule, is one of the safest and most advanced means of preventing infection.
International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 16-22): This week is International Infection Prevention Week, an annual event sponsored by the Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). This year’s theme, “Break the Chain of Infection,” is raising awareness about the importance of infection prevention in healthcare settings.
Bunyos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If beautiful beaches and great weather aren’t enough to convince you that Hawaii is a great place to live, consider a new study from the United Health Foundation that ranks the Aloha State the healthiest place to live in the U.S.