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Page 20 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 enough to be troubling. "This may be a concern but there is no scientific basis for such a con- cern." To ease the anxiety that many kids feel during doctor visits – which may be due to a heightened sensitivity to noise, having to wait, anticipation etc. – some medical institutions are making accommo- dations for kids with special needs, especially when a visit includes an immunization. Walter Shuster, president of the Down Syndrome Association of the Hudson Valley, has twin girls who are 3, one of whom has Down Syndrome. Shuster says he doesn't believe the hype about immunizations, in- cluding that they cause autism. Neither of his girls has had a bad reaction to any of their immuniza- tions, which they've gotten on the same schedule that other children have. Both of his daughters recently started public preschool in Pough- keepsie. "The chances of something happening because of a measles vaccination – to me, it doesn't make sense," Shuster adds. "It might be this one in 30,000 [chance], rather than, the next thing you know, my child is infecting a whole school of children with a disease. That's a lot more dangerous." Karen Maserjian Shan is a free- lance writer who lives in Pough- keepsie. Immunization Resources Down Syndrome Association of the Hudson Valley - Immunize for Good Resource Center - resource-center/vaccines-and- kids-with-special-needs Centers for Disease Control - adjuvants.html Let Van Vliet Orthodontics be the future of your smile! Dr. Van Vliet and his talented staff focus on the latest technology in orthodontic care including: • 3D Smiles • Invisalign • SureSmile 19 Woodside Place, Highland, NY 12528 * 845-691-8330 * Call today for a complimentary consultation! I just love the staff as well as Dr. Pachter!!!!! I would defi nitely recommend Dr. Pachter to anyone looking for orthodontist work. I'm impressed with how the Dr. Pachter, staff and patients interact with one another. It's like one big happy family!!!! - Tracy G. After going to a ton of different practices, I thought I'd never have perfect teeth but Pachter Orthodontics worked wonders on me.The staff is like family and Dr. Pachter is one of kindest people I've ever met. I highly recommend them. - Emily S. BRACES & INVISALIGN FOR CHILDREN,TEENS & ADULTS • Early morning or evening appointments can be conveniently arranged. • Interest-free Financing and convenient payment plans. Oran Pachter, DMD Board Certifi ed Orthodontist See what our patients are saying on Google Reviews!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 465 E. Main St. • Middletown • 343-8212 |

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