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Childhood Vaccinations

The Hidden Provision In The Affordable Care Act That, If Lost, Will Quickly Lead To Poorer Health

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 03.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

While the attention of Obamacare repeal is focused on insurance, there’s a hidden and oft overlooked provision that, if lost, will lead to poorer he...

Tom Price's Views Could Feed The Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Brewing In Texas

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said that vaccination should be a state-regulated choice, not a federal requirement, during a CNN televi...

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.10.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

The five strains of viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D and E) affect 400 million people around the world. Hepatitis B and C are the most deadly; these infect...

What Happens When Antibiotics Don’t Treat Meningitis Anymore?

Vinny Smith | Posted 03.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Vinny Smith

For many years, antibiotics have been used to treat bacterial meningitis, the deadliest form of the disease. But this year, according to a major UK re...

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.25.2017 | Healthy Living

Federal health officials are convening to discuss whether Americans should have three vaccines for the mumps instead of two, The Washington Post first...

How Public Health Officials Can Make The Truth Heard In A 'Post-Fact' World

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living

As reports of fake news ― real or perceived ― and “alternative facts” become more common, so does Americans’ distrust in public officials an...

Robert De Niro Joins Panel To Question Safety Of Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.16.2017 | Entertainment

Robert De Niro joined World Mercury Project chairman Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for a panel regarding vaccines in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The actor...

If Trump Really Wants To 'Do Something' About Autism, Here Are 3 Suggestions

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living

It’s clear that President Donald Trump is interested in the subject of autism spectrum disorder, repeatedly expressing an interest in doing “somet...

Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

Bill Gates | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Bill Gates

Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease ...

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the ...

Hundreds Of Health Groups Plead With Trump To Look At Scientific Evidence On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Hundreds of state and national medical groups on Tuesday sent President Donald Trump scientific evidence debunking the theory that chil...

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living

Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew...

Why Can't Doctors Just Give Up On Vaccine Deniers?

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

Being a parent in the age of social media is no joke. Parents are bombarded with information about the best way to raise their children, some factual ...

Here’s The Downside Of Antibiotics Your Doctor Might Not Tell You

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won’t quit, but I’ve read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat,...

This Is When You're Most Likely To Catch The Flu

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

If you’re wondering when you might get the flu, a new study indicates you should keep an eye on your local weather report. According to research pub...

Meet Anne Schuchat, The Pro-Vaccine Researcher Who Just Took Over The CDC

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

Dr. Tom Frieden, one of the longest-serving directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, turned in his resignation Friday at the ...

Tom Price Tries To Assure Senators He's Not Crazy On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senators wanted to know Tuesday whether President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the health department harbors weird views on vaccines...

Health Groups Want To Know If Tom Price Shares President's Dubious Views On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― An array of public health advocacy groups wants to make sure President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Hu...

11 Facts That Matter Even More Now That Trump Is President

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Like it or not, Donald Trump just officially completed his transformation from billionaire businessman, reality TV star and old man yelling on Twitter...

Americans Aren't With Donald Trump On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism about the safety of childhood vaccines contrasts not only with the scientific consensus, but also with the...

These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.17.2017 | Healthy Living

Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety. Bu...

Trump Appoints Vaccine Chair Who Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living

President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy J...

Vaccine Skeptic RFK Jr. Says Trump Asked Him To Lead Panel On 'Vaccine Safety'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump has asked Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a new commission on “vaccine safety and scientific integrity,” Kennedy said Tuesday following...

5 Ways The Zika Virus Is Here To Stay

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

Zika virus’ status as a global health threat may officially be over, but the disease’s impact is far from contained. The World Health Organizatio...

One Mom's Message on World Autism Awareness Day

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

So here's the deal. I don't know if there's really anything I can say that hasn't been said. The only thing I can tell you from my heart is this: I'm a mom who on a daily basis (sometimes hourly) worries about her son. He's four now and in my mind, I think, "Well, we've got a few years before others start to make fun of him."