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    vaccination

  • inoculation: taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
  • (vaccinate) immunize: perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation; “We vaccinate against scarlet fever”; “The nurse vaccinated the children in the school”
  • the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine

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  • (For Baby (For Bobbie)) John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and poet.

    chart

  • make a chart of; “chart the territory”
  • Record on a chart
  • a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea
  • Plot (a course) on a chart
  • Make a map of (an area)
  • a visual display of information

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Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe,  Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives

• A balanced, comprehensive guide to routine childhood vaccinations that offers parents the information they need to make the right choices for their child.

• Fairly examines the pros and cons of this highly charged issue.

Deciding whether or when to vaccinate a child is one of the most important–and most difficult–health-care decisions a parent will ever make. The recent increase in the number of vaccinations recommended and the concurrent controversies about whether vaccinations are safe or even effective have left many parents confused and concerned.
Midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm sifts through the spate of current research on vaccine safety and efficacy and offers a sensible, balanced discussion of the pros and cons of each routine childhood vaccination. She presents the full spectrum of options available to parents: full vaccination on a standardized or individualized schedule, selective vaccination, or no vaccinations at all. Negotiating daycare and school requirements, dealing with other parents, and traveling with an unvaccinated child are covered in detail. The book also suggests ways to strengthen children’s immune systems and maintain optimal health and offers herbal and homeopathic remedies for childhood ailments. Emphasizing that no single approach is appropriate for every child, the author guides parents as they make the choices that are right for their child.

Tower of Power

Tower of Power
photo by © Rob Shanahan
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Top row: L-R
Larry Braggs, David Garibaldi, Roger Smith, Rocco Prestia, Mark Harper

Bottom Row: L-R
Adolfo Acosta, Mike Bogart, Doc Kupka, Tom E. Politzer and Emilio Castillo

TOWER OF POWER

THE GREAT AMERICAN SOULBOOK

• EMILIO CASTILLO – Second tenor sax
• STEPHEN ("DOC") KUPKA – Baritone saxophone
• FRANCIS ROCCO PRESTIA – Bass
• DAVID GARIBALDI – Drums
• LARRY BRAGGS – Lead & background vocals
• ROGER SMITH – Keyboards
• TOM E. POLITZER – First tenor sax, alto sax
• ADOLFO ACOSTA – Second trumpet, flugelhorn
• MICHAEL BOGART – Lead trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone
• MARK HARPER – Guitar

In THE GREAT AMERICAN SOULBOOK, Tower of Power’s 20TH album, and first studio disc in five years, the group did something new – they played some old songs by lifelong favorites.

“In the old days,” says the group’s co-founder, saxophonist Stephen “Doc” Kupka, “the thought of doing other peoples’ songs would have been unthinkable, but this felt like a really good way to go – our take on classic great soul songs that we listened to on the way up.”

In the old days, making the record was a bit easier because the 10 – piece group was based in the Oakland area of California. But now, in between spending over 200 dates on the road every year, the guys also live in different parts of the United States during their off time. So the group scheduled studio time every few months to make the recording of THE GREAT AMERICAN SOULBOOK happen.

“We were resistant at first to the idea,” says Tower of Power’s other co-founder Emilio Castillo. “But a third of the way into the recording, we realized how good it was working.” In addition to Emilio producing most of the album’s tracks, legendary Frank Zappa keyboardist George Duke helmed three songs. “George gave us so much freedom,” says lead singer Larry Braggs, He’d say, ‘I don’t need to tell you how to sing—just sing!”

Some of the album’s highlights include Larry’s solo numbers, like “Me and Mrs. Jones,” and “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel.” Initially he wondered how he’d enhance these covers, but realized, “You entertain, enlighten, and give a piece of yourself when you’re making this music.”

The outside collaborations with guest vocalists Sam Moore, Joss Stone, Sir Tom Jones, and Huey Lewis brought fresh dimensions to the songs. Emilio was astounded to be “in the same room as the legendary Sam Moore,” especially collaborating on an Otis Redding classic. In working with the young British singer Joss Stone on “It Takes Two” and “Your Precious Love,” Larry realized, “this was an artist who creates her own licks when she sings, and you have to step back and just let her sing and be creative.”

“Huey Lewis helped saved our career over 20 years ago,” says Emilio, remembering the days that Huey Lewis and the News was a chart-topper, and the Tower of Power horn section were part of Huey’s live shows. Larry says, “We raised the key for ‘634-5789,’ and Huey sang his parts in Montana, and sent them back, and we told him, ‘it sounds great,’ and he said, ‘I’m glad you liked it, but I’m also glad you didn’t have to see me while I sang it!’”

Larry felt most honored working with Sir Tom Jones, who Tower of Power toured with in 2006. “Singing in the studio with Tom is one of the greatest accomplishments for me. I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid, I used to watch his TV show every week.”

Drummer David Garibaldi felt both the making and listening of THE GREAT AMERICAN SOULBOOK to be inspirational, “We were such big fans of James Brown—his music had such a powerful affect on us. And then listening to ‘Loveland,’ Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band was such a profound influence on me. That music was happening when we were starting out, and we’re still inspired by this music.”

Always inspired by soul and R&B music, Tower of Power formed in the Oakland area of California in 1968. The ten-member Tower of Power’s first album was the 1970 release, EAST BAY GREASE for Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records. The group’s hits included What Is Hip?” (1973), “You’re Still A Young Man” (1972), “Soul Vaccination” (1973), “Don’t Change Horses (In the Middle Of the Stream)” (1974) and “
So Very Hard to Go” (1973). The group continues to play 200 dates all over the world, every year. When not on the road, Tower of Power’s horn section guests on albums for quite a range of other artists, including recordings for Elton John, Phish, Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, Aersomith, Little Feat, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, and David Sanborn.

The group is releasing THE GREAT AMERICAN SOULBOOK on its own “Tower of Power Records” imprint with distribution through Ryko. And in keeping with audience needs in these internet-centric times, Tower of Power is focused on selling the album at live shows, on its web site, and on Amazon.com, iTunes, and other digital forms of media. Bassist Rocco Prestia says that while young music fans are learnin

Growth Monitoring for Healthier Children

Growth Monitoring for Healthier Children
With sadness in her eyes, 16-year-old Fatima cradles her baby boy. Her son has remained small and is often ill compared to other children. She doesn’t know how to help him. Fatima’s story is all too common in Afghanistan, where more than 50 percent of children are chronically malnourished. Additionally, malnutrition is responsible for approximately 50 percent of child mortality in the country.
Addressing nutrition is difficult in the Afghan culture due to high female illiteracy rates and irregular access to health facilities by women. Community health workers (CHWs) can promote better nutritional practices but they struggle to encompass all the households in their communities.
USAID’s Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS) project has worked with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to develop a community-based approach to detect malnutrition in children. The approach catches malnutrition early by monitoring children’s monthly growth through family health action groups (FHAGs) made up of 10 to 15 households.
The approach is simple, yet effective. A member of the community FHAG convenes monthly weighing sessions for all children under two years old at a central place in the village with the CHW present. Each child’s weight gain or loss is marked on a simple pictorial chart developed especially for use by illiterate CHWs and mothers. For children with insufficient weight gain, a FHAG member and CHW do an in-depth exploration of feeding practices with the mother. After exploring the types of food eaten, the quantities consumed and the frequency of the feedings, they make an agreement with the mother on how to improve the child’s diet. They also share health messages about vaccination, hand washing, prenatal care, and birth spacing. Any child who has not had a weight gain for two successive months is referred to the nearest health facility.
In the first five districts participating in community-based growth monitoring, more than 80 percent of the children are showing adequate weight gain. Fatima is happy her son is now gaining weight and has been healthier since she started attending the community growth monitoring sessions. This community approach is improving the nutritional status of children across Afghanistan.

vaccination chart for babies

Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children
The book the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to read!
National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States. Featuring more than twenty experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, Vaccine Epidemic urgently calls for reform. It is the essential handbook for the vaccination choice movement and required reading for all people contemplating vaccination for themselves and their children. Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland edit and introduce a diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the explosive vaccine controversy, including:

• The human right to vaccination choice
• The ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates
• Personal narratives of parents, children, and soldiers who have suffered vaccine injury
• Vaccine safety science and evidence-based medicine
• Corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program
• What should parents do? A review of eight advice books on vaccines that span the gamut.

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