Vaccination for Measles Hagerstown MD

Measles cases are at the highest level in more than a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with at least two recent outbreaks among unvaccinated children in Hagerstown. There have been 131 reported cases of measles from January to July this year, while there were only 42 cases for all of 2007.

Maria Agnes C Dawis, MD
(307) 432-4000
319 E Antietam St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dino James DeLaportas
(301) 714-4178
11110 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

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Harry G Dangerfield, MD
(301) 662-7794
8114 Glendale Dr
Fort Detrick, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63
Graduation Year: 1956

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Nicholas John Vietri, MD
(301) 619-7341
1425 Porter St
Fort Detrick, MD
Specialties
Infectious Disease
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Edwin L Anderson, MD
(301) 619-4646
1425 Porter St
Fort Detrick, MD
Specialties
Infectious Disease
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Suk-Yin Chan, MD
(301) 797-8822
324 E Antietam St Ste 200
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1998

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Karen Midthun, MD
(301) 827-0372
4525 Harpers Ferry Rd
Sharpsburg, MD
Specialties
Infectious Disease
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bret K Purcell, MD
Bacteriology Div 1425 Porter Street
Frederick, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Vincent Lawler, MD
(703) 435-6980
2233 W Greenleaf Dr
Frederick, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Arthur Michael Friedlander
(301) 619-8185
1425 Porter St
Frederick, MD
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Infectious Disease

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Vaccination for Measles

Measles cases are at the highest level in more than a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with at least two recent outbreaks among unvaccinated children.

There have been 131 reported cases of measles from January to July this year, while there were only 42 cases for all of 2007.

The CDC concluded the cases have occurred largely among school-age children who were eligible for vaccination but whose parents chose not to have them vaccinated.

Vaccination concerns center on autism and the fear that it can be caused by the measles shots or by a mercury-based preservative that used to be in most vaccines. Health officials say there is no good scientific proof either is a cause.

In the U.S., recommendations for the measles, mumps, rubella vaccination include a single dose at age 12-15 months and a second dose at the time of school entry.

Obese woman unable to get to court

Prosecutors are trying to decide how to jail and bring to court a nearly half-ton, bedridden Texas woman accused of killing her 2-year-old nephew.

According to wire reports, a grand jury on Thursday indicted Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27, on one count of first-degree murder and on one count of injury to a child in the death of Eliseo Gonzalez Jr.

Rosales weighs nearly 1,000 pounds and cannot fit through a door to leave her home, leaving prosecutors wondering how to bring her to court.

County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said holding her at the county jail for her trial would be impossible because she needs extensive medical care.

Health Tip

You always lock house and car doors behind you, and take your daily walk during the daylight. But what precautions do you take when you enter environments you assume are secure, such as a shopping mall?

Consider these tips when going shopping:

- If you're shopping for a while, you might drop off bags in your car. Someone might be watching you, waiting for you to leave so they can steal your goods. Move your car to another location to prevent a break in.

- If the crowds are thick, beware of pickpockets.

- When purchasing items, be discreet about how much cash you have. If you're paying with a credit card, place it back in your wallet right after the cashier returns it to you.

- If you need cash, visit a secure ATM. Be aware of your surroundings; you don't want anyone knowing how much money you're getting.

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Number to Know: 20 percent

According to Census Bureau data from 2006, 20 percent of women age 40 to 44 have no children. That percentage is double what it was 30 years ago.

Children’s Health

The haggling over school snacks and lunches is as old as, well, school lunches.

On one hand, children want to enjoy the foods they eat while in school. On the other, parents -- not to mention teachers -- want to ensure that students eat the right things to sustain them through a long day, and beyond that, for a long life.

Many snack companies are joining with parents, teachers and healthcare professionals to battle the rising tide of childhood obesity. New products include:

- Bagged apple slices

- Fortified breads.

- 100-calorie snack packs, which include servings of chips, pretzels and more.

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Senior Health

Many people in Medicare with diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions stop taking their medicine when faced with picking up the entire cost of their prescriptions, researchers say.

About 3.4 million older and disabled people hit a gap, known as the doughnut hole, in their Medicare drug coverage in 2007, according to wire reports. When that happened, they had to pay the costs of their medicine until they spent $3,850 out of pocket. Then, insurance coverage would kick in again.

About 15 percent of those hitting the coverage gap stopped their treatment regimen. That rate varied depending upon illness.  -- Kaiser Family Foundation

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