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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

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Dr. Eric Ball examines a healthy 5-day-old patient in his office in Ladera Ranch, Calif. Ball and colleagues decided this week to take only patients whose parents follow the recommended vaccine schedule. Courtesy of Eric Ball hide caption

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Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

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As Measles Outbreak Spreads, Some Babies Under Isolation

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Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

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Measles Outbreak At Disneyland Spreads To Other States

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When Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Wane, This Procedure Can Help

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Police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

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Doctors Not Cutting Back On Radiation For Breast Cancer Patients

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

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The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

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Which flu vaccine should you get? That may depend on your age and your general health. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Flu Season Brings Stronger Vaccines And Revised Advice

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Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete

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Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

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