Posts in:July, 2015

How to Advise Patients Who Intend to Refuse Vaccination of their Children

Posted July 23, 2015 by Stacy Bolzenius

In recent years, many parents have begun to question the efficacy, safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Parents who attempt to research the subject may encounter anecdotes, poorly conducted scientific studies and websites with incorrect information, all of which may lead parents to refuse immunizations for their children. Knowing how to speak with patients about childhood immunizations can lead to increased success and higher immunization rates overall. Speak Empathetically Many people who refuse vaccinations for their child are attempting to Continue reading…

Pregnancy and Asthma

Posted July 7, 2015 by Stacy Bolzenius

The chances of a pregnant patient having asthma are one out of 100, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Even still, treating the small percentage of women who will be affected by asthma during gestation is important. Pregnant patients with asthma need to be aware of their condition and the possible effects on themselves and their babies, but they do not need to be fearful. Remind patients to maintain control of asthma by continuing their medications Continue reading…