Flu Shot Wylie TX

Choosing between flu shots and alternative remedies can dance you in circles. Here are pros and cons of each. With flu season upon us, it’s time again to face that annual dilemma–flu shot or no flu shot? Conventional medical circles embrace it as a simple, slam'dunk solution: Get the shot and you can walk into a room full of flu germs with near impunity.

Wylie Pediatrics
(972) 442-3591
900A W Kirby St
Wylie, TX

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Heritage Square Animal Clinic
(972) 414-4626
5858 N Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX

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Timothy Abigail DPM
(214) 217-3668
3201 E George Bush Highway
Richardson, TX
Business
Metroplex Foot & Ankle LLP
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We Accept Most Insurance, including Aetna, Blue Cross, United Health Care, Cigna.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Primary Hospital: Baylor Garland
Residency Training: Lakeview Hospital Milwaukee Wisconsin
Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, 14
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Member Organizations: Texas Podiatric Medical Association, Dallas County Podiatric Medical Society, Division III of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Texas Podiatry Group
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Dr. David Frazee
(972) 669-4141
1410 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX

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Nannis Chiropractic Famly Health
(972) 591-5995
1600 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX

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Tree Of Life Chiropractic
(214) 547-7234
309 South Jupiter Road Ste 100
Allen, TX

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Deepika Minnal, MD
(972) 424-7915
2200 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX
Business
Tots to Teens Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna HMO/PPO Accountable PPO Affiliated PPO Beech Street PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO/POS/HMOCCN PPO ChoiceCare PPO Cigna HMO/PPO/POSFirst Health PPO Galaxy PPO Great West PPO/Open Access Health EZ PPO/Open Access Healthsma
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Primary Hospital: Medical Center of Plano
Residency Training: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, 1998
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Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Hindi,Urdu,Telugu,Tamil

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North Star Foot & Ankle Association
(972) 480-0072
3600 N Star Rd
Richardson, TX

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Plano Arapaho Vet Clinic
(972) 690-8741
1400 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX

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Scott deVilleneuve, MD, FACS
(972) 562-1119
4510 Medical Center Drrive
McKinney, TX
Business
Surgical Associates of North Texas
Specialties
Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Oncologic Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most all insurance plans accepted
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Medical Center of McKinney
Residency Training: University of Kansas Medical Center
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medial School, 1999
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Member Organizations: American College of Surgeons, American Society of General Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Collin/Fannin County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - Flu Season Fandango

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Choosing between flu shots and alternative remedies can dance you in circles. Here are pros and cons of each.

With flu season upon us, it’s time again to face that annual dilemma–flu shot or no flu shot? Conventional medical circles embrace it as a simple, slam-dunk solution: Get the shot and you can walk into a room full of flu germs with near impunity. But if this is the case, why do so many alternative medical practitioners distrust it? And if such mistrust is justified, should you get one, or could it wind up doing more harm than good?

Pierre Brunschwig, MD, a holistic doctor at Helios Integrated Medicine in Boulder, Colo., and a charter fellow of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, is wary. He says that each winter’s flu formula is reformulated based on strains of flu that arrive in the Southern Hemisphere during its winter, which is our summer. Brunschwig says there’s no guarantee that the Southern Hemisphere formulation will match the strains active in North America by the time our winter rolls around.

But making the decision to get a flu shot goes well beyond this issue. While some holistic practitioners do think the harm always outweighs the good, others feel the shot could prove helpful, depending on your age, health and circumstances. Regardless of whether you get the shot or not, natural alternatives can help keep you healthy this winter.

The flu shot controversy

If you‘re debating whether to get a flu shot, consider the advice of Sherri Tenpenny, DO, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio: Become informed about the specific substances being delivered through the needle, she warns. For example, Tenpenny says, “during the flu vaccine manufacturing process, antibiotics such as neomycin, polymyxin B and gentamicin are added to eliminate stray bacteria found in the mixture.” The final solution can contain additives such as Triton-X 100, a detergent; polysorbate 80, an emulsifier that is a potential carcinogen; and additives such as formaldehyde to inactivate the virus as well as gelatin and residual egg proteins used to nourish the cultures. Bottom line, according to Brunschwig, “if you have an egg allergy, you simply can’t get the vaccine.” Not all flu formulations are alike, either, so if you decide to get one, ask your doctor about the specific ingredients.

One of the most worrisome issues is that some flu shots contain a substance called thimerosal, an organic form of mercury used as a preservative. “Many influenza vaccines still contain thimerosal,” Tenpenny says, which is being investigated for its link to brain injury and autoimmune disease. Several studies have found significantly increased odds of neurodevelopmental disorders—including autism, mental retardation, speech disorders, personality disorders and thinking abnormalities—in children (not adults) following thimerosal-containing vaccines.

Brunschwig says that further risks with the injectable flu shot include local reactions at the injection site and anaphylaxis (a s...

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