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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...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?

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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more