Vaccinations: More Important Than Ever
Measles. Whooping cough. Vaccines. Immunizations have been a hot topic with recent disease outbreaks. The incidence rate for some of these diseases has declined as more people are vaccinated, but many are still at risk, highlighting the need for immunizations. Listen in as Dr. Martin Bäcker discusses the importance of vaccines and why you should make sure your whole family is vaccinated.
Birth Defects in the Yakima Valley
Health care providers in Yakima County have noticed a higher incidence of neural tube birth defects in the past two years. Washington state health officials are investigating but, so far, have found nothing to link any of these cases. These birth defects can be fatal in some cases, and health providers like Susie Ball, genetic counselor at Memorial Family of Services, are encouraging women of childbearing age to be more vigilant about healthy behaviors. Listen as Susie gives you the...