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HIC at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

On February 1, HIC met with many supportive members of the pediatric community at the annual Hawai`i Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics  Conference, “Timely Topic in Pediatrics: How to Vaccinate When Parents Hesitate”.   HIC Board Members were … Continue reading

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School Vaccines: More Students Skip Required Shots In 8 States

ATLANTA — More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren’t getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.  That growing … Continue reading

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MRSA a major factor in kids’ H1N1 flu deaths, study finds

Many of the pediatric deaths and critical illnesses in the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic occurred among children who acquired antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in addition to being infected with that flu virus, a study in the journal Pediatrics reports. To read … Continue reading

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Thank You for Making the HIC Fall 2011 Meeting a Success!

“Viral Hepatitis: Combating the Silent Epidemic in Hawaii” HIC Membership Meeting on October 26th at Outrigger Canoe Club Hawai‘i has the highest rate of liver cancer in the United States, and one of the leading causes of liver cancer is … Continue reading

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