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E23: 7 Domains of Vaccination

As a society, we have seen many health crises—smallpox, measles, polio, influenza, and most recently, COVID-19. With viruses and diseases also come vaccinations. But with how much we know,…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 14th, 2021 58 plays 0  

Is it Safe for Your Kids to Have a Playdate?

A lot of parents are concerned about keeping their kids safe during the COVID pandemic. Parents and teenagers may be vaccinated, but younger kids are not eligible to receive the shot yet. Is it safe…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 2nd, 2021 40 plays 0  

Could I Have Rabies? What to Look For and Steps to Take After an Animal Bite

Rabies is a very serious virus. Once a person is infected, there is not much a doctor can do to treat it. If a dog, cat, bat, or other mammal you might suspect has rabies has bitten you, get to the…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 18th, 2016 4,535 plays 0  

ER or Not: Bit By a Non-Poisonous Snake

You get bit by a non-venomous garter snake in your garden. It might be scary, but you know there isn’t venom in your veins. Should you go to the ER? Dr. Troy Madsen explains why a dog bite is…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 14th, 2016 787 plays 0  

Getting Rid of that “100-Day Cough”

Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough. It is an extremely infectious bacteria that can lead to a violent, nasty cough that just will not seem to go away. Luckily, the DTaP vaccine has…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 2nd, 2016 1,070 plays 0  

A Flu Shot During Pregnancy Protects Baby, Too

There’s more than one good reason to get a flu shot while pregnant. Julie Shakib, D.O., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and medical…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 25th, 2016 19 plays 0  

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Chicken Pox

Does your child have a rash? Red bumps all over the skin that leaves scabs? Does it look like chicken pox? Dr. Cindy Gellner thinks probably not. If your child received her standard 12-month…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 22nd, 2016 251 plays 0  

It’s Never Too Soon to Get Immunized

Kavish Choudhary, Senior Director of Pharmacy, Inpatient Infusion Areas talks about current vaccinations now available for children and adults, recorded live at “Be Well Utah.”

From  Nathan Tanner on August 27th, 2014 5 plays 0  

Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Vaccinations Up-to-Date

One of the most important parts of school registration is proving that your child is up-to-date on vaccinations. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner walks us through the required vaccinations and the ages…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 11th, 2014 30 plays 0  

How Your Doctor Should Approach Your Vaccine Hesitation

It can be a challenging conversation for pediatricians when a parent comes into the office and has doubts about childhood immunizations. How should a doctor approach the topic with a parent? Dr.…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 2nd, 2014 11 plays 0  

How to Have a Productive Conversation About Vaccinations With Your Pediatrician

Immunizations can be a sensitive and emotionally charged subject. But, it’s one that needs to be discussed for the safety of our children. Dr. Edward Clark, chair of the Department of…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 2nd, 2014 15 plays 0  

HPV Vaccine: Who Should Get Vaccinated and is it Safe?

Human papillomavirus, better known as HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, with 79 million Americans affected in 2013. The HPV vaccine can have a few different names, but the…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 22nd, 2014 86 plays 0