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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Do people really believe MMR vaccines cause autism in children?

Do people really believe MMR vaccines cause autism in children?

False associations : The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism over the past 30 yrs. Each time the science & biology have proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read more

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What can I do to convince my dad that vaccines don't cause diseases like autism?

What can I do to convince my dad that vaccines don't cause diseases like autism?

May not be possible: Those who choose to believe the hoax about autism and vaccines may continue until better data is available.That it true for the proposed link to crib death or CP that vaccine haters believed years ago before it was debunked.Today i cite the death rate to preventable illness - pertussis, 30 in 2010, compared to the proven link to autism = 0. ...Read more

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Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism  I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Having a short : Umbilical cord is associated with a higher incidence of developmental delays, but not specifically autism. Call child find of your local school district for free developmental assessment of your 4-yr.-old & early intervention of your state health division for free assessment of your 5-mo.-old, for peace of mind. If your pede doesn't routinely screen development, use the aap's healthy child app. ...Read more

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Do vaccinations cause autism?

Do vaccinations cause autism?

False associations: The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism over the past 40 yrs. Each time the science & biology have proven them wrong. The british GI doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines ...Read more

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Can vaccines cause autism?

No: The british doctor who created this entire controversy has admitted the entire thing was a hoax and that he falsified the data. Vaccines are safe and effective and help to save lives and minimize debilities due to overwhelming infections. They do not cause autism. ...Read more

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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Which vaccines are thought to cause autism?

Which vaccines are thought to cause autism?

None: Wakefield published some data in 1998 that suggested a link to MMR vaccine.In the years that followed, many promoted this idea.In testimony in washington, dc, the fraudulent nature of his research was exposed.He has since lost his medical license and left britain in shame.Other researchers have refuted his findings, and found it to be a hoax.Many kids have died because parents failed to vaccinate. ...Read more

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I heard that vaccines cause autism. I am thinking of foregoing vaccines.

Put This To Bed: Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine causes autism and huge amounts of independent research proving that that they do not cause autism. Immunize! ...Read more

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If studies show vaccines don't cause autism why do celebrities like jenny mccarthy still claim it?

If studies show vaccines don't cause autism why do celebrities like jenny mccarthy still claim it?

They're confused : Celebrities aren't experts. They have opinions just like anyone else. Their opinions are personal, and unsupported by data or research. Believe competent experts, not hollywood idiots. ...Read more

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Honest opinions from whomever that would like to answer: Do vaccines (any) make you sick and/or cause Autism?

No: No clinical evidence that vaccines cause Autism. The benefits of vaccines far outweigh their possible adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can flu vaccines cause autism?

Fraudulent: Several studies have disproven the link with mmr, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield. An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr, wakefield lost his license. ...Read more

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Does the MMR vaccine cause autism?

No.: There have been multiple studies conclusively showing no connection between the two and the original study suggesting a relationship between MMR vaccination and autism has since been debunked and shown to be fraudulent. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the MMR vaccine to cause autism.?

No: This has been disproved with multiple studies. And, the original study was pulled from the literature, because the data, and there for the conclusion, were made up. Thimerosol, also, does not cause autism. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if vaccines contain enough mercury to cause autism?

Doesn't happen: Although the issue has been studied thoroughly over many years,research has never linked thimerosal with autism or any other condition.The issue comes up as a fear or theory, but no data exists to support the idea.Mercury was removed from childhood vaccines by the early 90's, but autism frequency has increased. Newer data points to genetic factors present at conception as a cause. ...Read more

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Is it true that the MMR vaccines cause intestinal problems which then leads to autism?

Is it true that the MMR vaccines cause intestinal problems which then leads to autism?

Vaccines: Mmr does not lead to autism. There were some studies done that have now been proven to have been falsified. Mmr is safe in that regard. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the MMR vaccine causes intestinal problems which then leads to autism?

Is it really the case that the MMR vaccine causes intestinal problems which then leads to autism?

Fraudulent research: Wakefield, a british GI doc published a report in a british journal in 1998 proposing such a theory.His research could not be replicated & was later proven to involve fraud.He has been stripped of his medical license & the journal published a retraction. It has led to the deaths of hundreds of children when their frightened parents turned away from vaccines.Shame on him & those who spread this lie. ...Read more

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Does the MMR vaccine cause autism. Is it ok to have other vaccinations at the same time. I believe children are given 2 others with the MMR at 12 mths?

Does the MMR vaccine cause autism. Is it ok to have other vaccinations at the same time. I believe children are given 2 others with the MMR at 12 mths?

No: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death ; now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years.The number given at one time has been proven safe and effective.Get them all and be safe. ...Read more

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Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more