Patch is looking for experts who can talk kids health and offer their expertise this week.
With flu season upon us, Patch wants to help find the answers to questions about your kids' health this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local pediatrician or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 8. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Did you vaccinate your kids?
With increasing concerns that vaccinations in children can cause autism, many parents are opting out of the baby shots. And even more are making changes in the vaccination schedule set by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, something held sacred by pediatricians. The CDC states that 1 out of 150 children have autism, a figure that has increased since the 1990s. "Some people believe increased exposure to thimerosal (from the addition of important new vaccines recommended for children) explains the higher prevalence in recent years. However, evidence from several studies examining trends in vaccine use and changes in autism frequency does not support such an association," the CDC website states. Now, …