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September 23rd, 2011

Podcast 131: Measuring the effect of the rotavirus vaccine program on kids in the U.S.

Vaccines work, and here’s more evidence. The quadrivalent rotavirus vaccine introduced in 2006 has dramatically lowered hospitalizations for rotavirus-related diarrhea among children under age 5, among other benefits. Its presence has produced a kind of herd immunity whereby even the unvaccinated are reaping benefits. It bears remembering, though, that vaccinees have about a 90% […]


January 11th, 2009

Podcast 25: Drs. Nicola Thompson and Joseph Perz talk about their Annals of Internal Medicine paper on the epidemiology of viral hepatitis outbreaks in nonhospital healthcare settings

Hospitals don’t have many outbreaks of viral hepatitis, owing to a strong culture of infection control. However, health care is moving increasingly to nonhospital settings like outpatient clinics and longterm care facilities where infection control is less established. We talk with Nicola Thompson and Joseph Perz of the CDC about their paper detailing the causes […]


September 6th, 2008

Podcast 12: News and interview with Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

This week’s podcast includes an interview with Anne Schuchat about U.S. childhood immunization rates, along with the usual news roundup. Journal Watch links Physical Activity May Boost Cognitive Function in Older Adults Vytorin (Simvastatin + Ezetimibe) Shows Little Benefit for Aortic Stenosis New Questions and a Few Answers on Vytorin and Cancer Risks Vytorin: Navigating Uncharted […]


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