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Vaccines

Vaccines

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Wrote and reported the vaccines chart for this issue of Reader's Digest.
Wrote and reported the vaccines chart for this issue of Reader's Digest.

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Published by: Kathryn on Aug 08, 2008
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GoodGums
T
he mouth is a gateway togood health. Indeed, thehealthier your gums are, thebetter off the rest of your body is, saysMichael F. Roizen, MD. “Preventing gumdisease with good oral hygiene is an easyway to help ward off heart attacks, strokes,impotence, wrinkles, some cancers, and cer-tain pregnancy complications.New findings:
Eatyogurt
People who consume plenty of dairy products are less likely to have gumdisease. Researchers in Japan now say thismay be thanks to the lactic acid in foods suchas yogurt and some cheeses. The healthy bacteriain these foods seem to control the growth of badbacteria. “Consuming just a quarter cup of yogurt aday, for example, can help reduce your risk,” says SusanKarabin,
DDS
, of the American Academy of Periodon-tology. (Of course, brushing and flossing also help.)
Don’tsmoke
It’s a major cause of gum disease, and anew study suggests that marijuana is also bad for yourgums. Toxic substances in thesmoke likely hinder thebody’s ability to fightinflammation.
Patricia Curtis
Body 
H E A LT H N E W S Y O U C A N U S E
Body 
H E A LT H N E W S Y O U C A N U S E
READER’S DIGEST
rd.com
05/08
57
 
TheCDCrecommends
tenvaccinesforadults.Someweshouldallget;othersareforpeoplewithcertainconditionsorriskfactors.Askyourdoctorwhichonescouldhelpprotectyou.
Body 
TheRDGuidetoAdultVaccines
VACCINE WHOSHOULDGETIT HOWOFTEN
HEPATITISAHEPATITISBHPVINFLUENZAMEASLES,MUMPS,RUBELLA
(MMR)
MENINGOCOCCAL
(meningitis)
PNEUMOCOCCAL
(pneumonia)
TETANUS,DIPHTHERIA,PERTUSSIS
(whoopingcough)
VARICELLA
(chickenpox)
ZOSTER
(shingles)
     T     O     M     M     Y     F     L     Y     N     N     /     P     H     O     T     O     N     I     C     A     /     G     E     T     T     Y     I     M     A     G     E     S
Visitrd.com/vaccineforachartofthevaccinesthatkidsneedandthenewonesontheway.
2dosesover12to18months3dosesover6months3dosesover6monthsYearly1or2doses,asneeded1ormoredoses,asneededOnce;twiceifyouhavecertainriskfactorsEvery10years.If  you’repregnant,talktoyourdoctor.2dosesover4to8weeksOnce
Kathryn M.Tyranski 
Thosewhoshareneedles,traveltocertaincountries,orhavechronicliverdisease.HIVpatients;healthcareproviders;thosewhotraveltocertaincountriesorhavemultiplesexpartners,chronicliverdisease,failingkidneys,orrenaldisease.Girlsandwomenwhohaven’tbeeninfected.Everyone,especiallythoseages50andupandthosewithweakenedimmunesystems.Thoseunder50(exceptpregnantwomen);someHIVpatients;peoplewithdiabetes,failingkidneys,orchroniclung,heart,orliverdisease;thosewho’vehadtheirspleenremovedorworkinahealthcarefacility.Thosewholiveinacollegedorm,traveltocertaincountries,orhavehadtheirspleenremoved.Those65andolderandpeoplewithdiabetesorchronicheart,liver,orlungdisease(butnotasthma).Everyoneneedsprotectionfromtetanusanddiphtheria;19-to64-year-oldsalsoneedthepertussisvaccine.Anyonewhohasneverhadtheillnessorneverbeenvaccinated(butnotpregnantwomen).Peopleages60andup.

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