August is National Immunization Awareness Month


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: 43,511
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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: 45,765
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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: 266,466
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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: 162,025
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Dr. Lawrence Fong studies the interaction between the immune system and cancer which contributes to development of potential vaccine and immunotherapeutic strategies to treat cancer. Recorded on 06/16/2011.
Date: 1/30/2012 Hits/Views: 150,196
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Dr. Patricia Samuelson describes the new indications and recommended groups for HPV Vaccine. This program will distinguish rates of cervical cancer in Latinas compared to other groups. This program identifies a new resource to educate Latinas on HPV and cervical cancer prevention.
Date: 6/14/2011 Hits/Views: 112,922
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Vaccines are one of the most important public health advances in the 20th century, yet fewer people are getting them. Parents are concerned about the safety of vaccines, and many are opting out of having their children vaccinated. This can have devastating effects that impact the entire community. Host Dr. David Granet talks to Dr. Mark Sawyer, medical director of the UCSD San Diego Immunization Partnership, about the safety of childhood vaccinations, the impact of the recent Pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak, and the new Student Booster Law (CA - AB 354) mandating Tdap booster shots for California schoolchildren in grades 7-12.
Date: 5/19/2011 Hits/Views: 68,083
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