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Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the downsides of vaccinations?

A:

Vaccinations are incredible tools to help prevent major disease outbreaks, and have been around for decades. Unfortunately, they work really well and many people have stopped thinking about how serious the illnesses are that these vaccines can prevent. For that reason, some people don't place as much importance on immunizing their children. Also, there is a lot of conflicting information out there, such as the study linking the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to autism, which has been discounted many times by other research.

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What are Vaccines and How Can They Protect Your Child?

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

MD, EMBA,
Emergency Physician
New Westminster, BC
Q:

What are the various degrees of burns?

A:

There are three main categories burns are placed into. First degree burns result in redness of the skin. If you have a burn that is showing blisters on the skin, this is a second degree burn. In a third degree burn, the most serious kind, the skin will turn black. If you have burned yourself, and it is a second or third degree burn, you should get medical attention immediately.

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Treating Emergency Burns

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is pneumonia dangerous?

A:

When you have a pneumococcal infection, what doctors worry about is invasive pneumococcal disease. Invasive pneumococcal disease is when the infection goes into your bloodstream and causes a bacteremia or bloodborne infection. It can also enter into our nervous system and cause meningitis. And finally, what we also commonly know is that pneumococcal infections can cause bad pneumonia.

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Adult Vaccination and the Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine