vaccinations http://nhpr.org en Emotions And Evidence: Why Pro-Vaccine Pushes May Backfire With Skeptics http://nhpr.org/post/emotions-and-evidence-why-pro-vaccine-pushes-may-backfire-skeptics <p>Public health officials have a problem. They want more parents to get their kids vaccinated, because <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/25/265750719/how-vaccine-fears-fueled-the-resurgence-of-preventable-diseases" target="_blank">there's been a resurgence of dangerous diseases as vaccination rates have dropped</a>.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:53:21 +0000 Brady Carlson 44899 at http://nhpr.org The Vaccine Debate: Its History And Consequences http://nhpr.org/post/vaccine-debate-its-history-and-consequences <p>Since Edward Jenner’s discovery of a smallpox vaccine in the 18<sup>th</sup> century, vaccinations have at times been controversial. Today, while vaccines have been proven to inoculate against a host of dangerous diseases, the debate continues. We’ll look at what underlies this debate today.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40392 at http://nhpr.org The Vaccine Debate: Its History And Consequences After Second Hepatitis-A Case, State Offers Vaccines http://nhpr.org/post/after-second-hepatitis-case-state-offers-vaccines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 100 people between Friday and Saturday turned up at Bow High School for Hepatitis-A vaccines.&nbsp; They were offered by the state after a second employee at the Covered Bridge Restaurant in </span>Contoocook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tested positive for the disease.&nbsp; Rick </span>Cricenti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">directs Emergency Services for the Department of Health and Human Services &nbsp;He says the agency reached out to more people than those who were at the restaurant when the first infecte Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:24:07 +0000 Amanda Loder 34202 at http://nhpr.org Whooping Cough Hits N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/whooping-cough-hits-nh <p></p><p>Pertussis starts like a cold, but after a week or so, it leads to severe coughing fits that can take weeks to shake.&nbsp; It’s also called ‘whooping cough’ because patients make a high-pitched whoop sound as they suck in air.</p><p>There are 222 <a href="http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/monthly.pdf" target="_blank">confirmed </a>cases in the state this year, the highest levels since 2006.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:16:06 +0000 Todd Bookman 19121 at http://nhpr.org Whooping Cough Hits N.H. Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations http://nhpr.org/post/swaddling-and-shushing-help-soothe-babies-after-vaccinations <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkR_e1L6zxI</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:40:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 3347 at http://nhpr.org Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations