Doctor's Orders: Oct. 17, 2005

PEDIATRICIANS TO PARENTS: NO SHOTS, NO SERVICE Failing to inoculate your children leaves them vulnerable to illness, in more ways than one. In a survey of 302 pediatricians published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 39% of doctors said they would stop caring for families that refused vaccinations.

OLD P.E. OR NEW P.E.? IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Youngsters who took gym classes that maximized movement and focused on fitness-boosting activities like walking and cycling showed more fat loss and cardiovascular improvement than kids in standard P.E.

ON THE HORIZON: THE FIRST CANCER VACCINE A large-scale trial found Merck's experimental...

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