At Westchester Health, we firmly believe in the importance of vaccinations, for children and adults. Even though some people choose to “opt out” of getting immunized against disease, we recommend to all our patients, now more than ever, that they vaccinate themselves and their families, every year.
As pediatricians, one of the hardest parts of our job is telling parents that their child has autism. But also, one of the most meaningful parts of our professions is watching these same families grow in acceptance of and love for their child. To state the facts about autism, and help dispel some myths, one of pediatricians from our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, Peter Richel, MD, FAAP,has written this highly informative blog so we can all be more knowledgeable and more accepting.
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Facing a tidal wave of criticism over its plan to show a documentary about the now-disproven link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert De Niro) has decided not to show the film. In his recent blog, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, explains why he thinks this was the right thing to do.