Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

First do no harm, the philosophy attributed to Hippocrates, is taught to every medical student in the country. A doctor has two objectives at all times: The obvious objective is to heal, but the overruling objective, before all others, is to do no harm. All interventions carry some risk, and we often accept these risks. A patient with cancer may willingly undergo chemotherapy with full knowledge that there will be serious, even potentially life-threatening side effects.  When the risk of doing nothing is quite high, the risk of any given intervention may be justifiable. But the burden of...

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