The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults

Overview

The Vaccine Guide covers each disease and its vaccine, providing difficult-to-obtain facts about vaccine reactions. Also discussed are vaccine effectiveness, toxicity and adverse effects, legal requirements, alternatives, and the latest information on the threat of bioterrorism. New to this edition are topics of particular concern to adults, including smallpox and anthrax vaccines, flu shots, and new conditions linked to vaccine reactions.

Read ...
See more details below
Paperback (Revised)
$13.13
BN.com price
(Save 30%)$18.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (26) from $1.99   
  • New (13) from $10.00   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

The Vaccine Guide covers each disease and its vaccine, providing difficult-to-obtain facts about vaccine reactions. Also discussed are vaccine effectiveness, toxicity and adverse effects, legal requirements, alternatives, and the latest information on the threat of bioterrorism. New to this edition are topics of particular concern to adults, including smallpox and anthrax vaccines, flu shots, and new conditions linked to vaccine reactions.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Vaccine Guide is an excellent resource, providing the latest, most up-to-date, unbiased information for parents and physicians as they make decisions on safe immunization practices."
—Mary N. Megson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

"Aside from diet and discipline, no other issue concerns parents more today about their children's health than the safe use of vaccines. The Vaccine Guide provides a clear, well-balanced, and thoroughly researched review of vaccine use. I strongly recommend it for parents and health care providers."
—Robert Schiller, M.D.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556434235
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 10/2/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 455,406
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Randall Neustaedter has practiced holistic medicine for more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in child health care. He is a licensed acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, as well as president of the Holistic Pediatric Association (www.hpakids.com), and the father of five children. Visit his website, www.cure-guide.com, to register for a free newsletter with pediatric updates.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition xi
Part I Choices
Making an Informed Choice 3
Childhood Vaccines 3
Adult Vaccines 6
Philosophy and Medical Care 7
Personal Choice, Politics, and Profits 15
Options for Parents: Choosing and Timing Vaccines 25
Individual Disease Incidence and Severity 35
Adverse Vaccine Reactions 37
Short-term Reactions 38
Long-term Reactions 44
Autism 45
Immune System Disorders 49
Multiple Sclerosis 54
Diabetes 55
Contaminated Vaccines 57
Monkey Virus and Cancer 58
HIV and AIDS 60
Stealth Virus 65
Other Viruses 66
Chemicals in Vaccines 69
Aluminum 69
Thimerosal (Mercury) 74
Formaldehyde 76
Conventional Vaccine Studies 79
Alternative Medicine: Achieving Health 85
The Role of Natural Medicine 85
Treatment of Vaccine Reactions 91
Alternative Vaccine Methods 95
Prevention During Epidemics 97
Long-term Prevention 99
Building a Strong Immune System 109
Breastfeeding 109
Nutrition in Older Children 110
A Nutritional Supplement Program 112
Effect of Living Conditions 117
Legal Requirements 119
Compulsory Vaccination 119
Medical Exemptions 122
Religious Exemptions 123
Philosophical Exemptions 127
Immigration 129
Military Service 130
Part II The Vaccines
The Diseases and Their Vaccines 135
Anthrax 137
Chickenpox (Varicella) 147
Diphtheria 157
Flu 159
Hepatitis A 163
Hepatitis B 169
Lyme Disease 181
Meningitis Vaccines 185
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Meningitis 185
Meningococcal Vaccine 194
Pneumococcal Vaccine 196
MMR 201
Measles 201
Mumps 211
Rubella (German Measles) 215
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 223
Polio 235
Smallpox 245
Tetanus 255
Travel 265
Conclusion 273
Appendices 279
A Vaccination Schedule and Checklist 279
B Resources 283
Organizations 283
Books 284
Websites 286
Legal Resources 288
C Glossary 290
References 297
Index 337
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Very helpful for parents!

    My husband and I just had our first child and autism runs in my family. I wanted to find out more about preventing it and had been finding information that was either strictly for or against vaccinating and all claimed to have scientific research to back their point of view, but I wanted something that would give me both the pros and cons so that I could make an informed decision for myself. This book did a very good job of doing just that.

    It gives a comlpete run down of how vaccines work, what each one does, the diseases they are intending to prevent, and the reported side affects of each. It also tells you how to go about handling the legal red tape if you decide not to vaccinate.

    I did sometimes find some of the information to be a bit hard to understand, especially the quotes from papers and journals, but I feel the author does a good job of restating everything in a way that is easier to understand.

    I would recommend this book for all parents and anyone else due for a booster shot. I know the debate continues to rage on and probably will for some time, but this book has made it easier for me to make my decision and stand by it knowing that I've gotten the facts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    Extremely helpful

    I have read many books on the topic and found this one to be very in depth and helpful. It presents a great deal of facts for the reader so that you may make the best decision for your health.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    Clear, balanced discussion with factual sources

    As opposed to lots of opinions in other books, this book is well written, very complete and involves only common sense, logical discussion Read this along with the books from Miller to get the information you need to make good decisions for your children

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2002

    This edition is outstanding!

    Worth the wait!This edition is easier to understand & read.Packed with information that covers all the vaccines in use & previews vaccines to come. Thoroughly researched & referenced.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)