12th Edition of CDC’s Pink Book - Commonly known as “The Pink Book,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 12th edition of its comprehensive vaccine guide, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. The book contains the latest information and updates on immunizations. The resource can be purchased online or by calling toll free (877) 252-1200. Chapters are also available for viewing on the CDC's website.
Expecting 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Pregnancy - A new book for expectant parents. Co-authored by obstetrician and gynecologist, Michele Hakakha and pediatrician, Ari Brown, this book provides information about all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. Published by Windsor Peak Press, the book is available directly from the publisher or from popular booksellers. This title adds to others in the series by Dr. Brown, including Baby 411 and Toddler 411.
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vaccinations - A new book is now available to guide parents through the wealth of information they must navigate about vaccines. The book, co-authored by Michael J. Smith, MD and Laurie Bouck, explains how vaccines work, how they are tested and monitored, and which vaccines are recommended at different ages. Also covered are various related topics such as the cycle of influenza epidemics, why there are sometimes shortages of vaccines, and which vaccines may be developed next. The book is available through both Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism - Written by Roy Richard Grinker, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University and the dad of a daughter who has autism. In his book, Grinker brings together these two worlds with touching stories about his daughter and a global view of autism. Grinker discusses autism in other parts of the world and provides a thoughtful perspective regarding why we see one in 150 children being diagnosed with autism in the U.S. today. Included in the book are stories of others affected by autism in India, South Africa and Peru.
Do Vaccines Cause That?- A thoughtful and clearly written book looking at vaccine safety concerns. The authors, Martin G. Myers, MD and Diego Pineda, MS, are experts in immunization issues; they work together at the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) and have co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles on vaccines. Dr. Myers is the former director of the National Vaccine Program Office and is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section discusses side effects, risk perception, cause versus coincidence, finding reliable information about vaccines, and other topics. The second half of the book is devoted to specific vaccine safety concerns, such as autism, asthma, immune disorders, SIDS, birth defects, and cancer.
Copies of the book can be ordered through Amazon.com or through the book's Web site. The table of contents and a sample chapter are also available on the book's Web site.
Autism's False Prophets - Written by Dr. Paul Offit, follows the journey of theories purporting that vaccines cause autism. Beginning with the idea that the MMR vaccine caused autism and moving to thimerosal and finally, too many vaccines causing autism, Dr. Offit outlines how media, politics and law have played a role in making parents around the country and the world fear one of public health's greatest contributions to human health. Dr. Offit also discusses the real dangers of some of the alternative therapies being promoted to treat autism.
Through interviews with several families affected by autism, Dr. Offit conveys their hopes for their children and reveals their frustration with the continued efforts to promote the idea that vaccines led to the development of autism in their families.
"The Saturday Shot," - written by a child for children, tells the story of a little girl going to the doctor for a physical, including immunizations. Pictures and text in a child's perspective help children realize that others feel the same nervousness that they do, while providing parents and healthcare providers with a resource to use for comfort and discussion. The book was published by Tate Publishing in 2009.
Yellow Book - is an informational guide that outlines medical information necessary for international travel. The book is produced by the CDC; it includes information about preparing for travel, vaccines, disease-risk maps, how to find medical care during travel, and information for travelers with special needs.
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