August is National Immunization Awareness Month



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A trip abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime but it can also wreak havoc on your immune system. How can travelers minimize health risks before heading out to the airport? If you do return home sick, how can you be sure to get an accurate diagnosis? Travel medicine specialist Dr. Joseph Vinetz joins host Dr. David Granet to discuss the health needs of every traveler. Also, Dr. Sharon Reed takes us on a tour of the Microbiology and Virology Laboratories at UC San Diego where diseases contracted both at home and abroad are diagnosed.
Date: 3/21/2013 Hits/Views: 43,547
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Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, clinical professor of pediatrics and medical director of Newborn Services at UC San Diego, joins Dr. David Granet to discuss the information all new parents need before bringing an infant home from the hospital. Learn the basics of safe sleeping, breast-feeding, newborn vaccinations and health screenings, as well as how and when to choose a pediatrician.
Date: 1/17/2013 Hits/Views: 45,784
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J. Craig Venter, CEO of Synthetic Genomics, talks about finding genomic-driven solutions to address global needs such as new sources of energy, food and vaccines in an interview with James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic. This program is introduced by Pradeep Khosla, the new chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
Date: 11/26/2012 Hits/Views: 266,616
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Dr. Lisa Winston, UCSF Division of Infectious Diseases, explains that the need for vaccines continues throughout our lives. The specific immunizations needed are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.
Date: 9/10/2012 Hits/Views: 162,036
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