The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults

The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults

by Randall Neustaedter

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556434235
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 10/02/2002
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 343
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.83(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionxi
Part IChoices
Making an Informed Choice3
Childhood Vaccines3
Adult Vaccines6
Philosophy and Medical Care7
Personal Choice, Politics, and Profits15
Options for Parents: Choosing and Timing Vaccines25
Individual Disease Incidence and Severity35
Adverse Vaccine Reactions37
Short-term Reactions38
Long-term Reactions44
Autism45
Immune System Disorders49
Multiple Sclerosis54
Diabetes55
Contaminated Vaccines57
Monkey Virus and Cancer58
HIV and AIDS60
Stealth Virus65
Other Viruses66
Chemicals in Vaccines69
Aluminum69
Thimerosal (Mercury)74
Formaldehyde76
Conventional Vaccine Studies79
Alternative Medicine: Achieving Health85
The Role of Natural Medicine85
Treatment of Vaccine Reactions91
Alternative Vaccine Methods95
Prevention During Epidemics97
Long-term Prevention99
Building a Strong Immune System109
Breastfeeding109
Nutrition in Older Children110
A Nutritional Supplement Program112
Effect of Living Conditions117
Legal Requirements119
Compulsory Vaccination119
Medical Exemptions122
Religious Exemptions123
Philosophical Exemptions127
Immigration129
Military Service130
Part IIThe Vaccines
The Diseases and Their Vaccines135
Anthrax137
Chickenpox (Varicella)147
Diphtheria157
Flu159
Hepatitis A163
Hepatitis B169
Lyme Disease181
Meningitis Vaccines185
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Meningitis185
Meningococcal Vaccine194
Pneumococcal Vaccine196
MMR201
Measles201
Mumps211
Rubella (German Measles)215
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)223
Polio235
Smallpox245
Tetanus255
Travel265
Conclusion273
Appendices279
AVaccination Schedule and Checklist279
BResources283
Organizations283
Books284
Websites286
Legal Resources288
CGlossary290
References297
Index337

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