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Separating fact from fiction on the vitamin K shot

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(July 15, 2015)- More and more parents are skipping the vitamin K shot for their newborns, because of the growing concern that it causes harm rather than good.

Dr. Michael McKenna, with IU health, explains how the shot is a preventative measure to all infants and helps stop bleeding. An example of how the shot can be beneficial is when a parent decides to circumcise right after their baby is born, a vitamin K shot can lower the risk of severe bleeding.

To learn more about the vitamin K shot watch this week's segment of  Angela Answers, presented by American Senior Communities.