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Dr. Candace Robinson is an emergency medicine physician in New Orleans, Louisiana and is affiliated with New Orleans East Hospital. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.

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A hot button issue in the parenting arena is whether or not to get your kid vaccinated. There is a lot of information floating around on blogs, social media, and parenting groups, but how accurate is the latest rumor? This group says vaccinate and that group says don’t. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Robinson is a workgroup lead for the child/adolescent immunization schedule for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices group at the CDC. She’s an expert on the safety and recommendations for vaccinations for kids, and gives scientific information about the importance of vaccines for your kids. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about excessive phone usage by her college age kids living at home during the summer. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

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1:47 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Immunizations.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Candice Robinson and her points to ponder.


Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!


One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they are building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.com to donate to a food bank in your community.

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Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of immunizing your kids.


Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her college age kids who came home for the weekend and Carrie’s feelings that they excessively use their phones. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.



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In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Karen Bohnert. Karen tell us about growing up on a dairy farm and becoming a dairy farmer as well. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

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