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Why My Son Isn't Vaccinated (It's Not What You Think)

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

We all want what is best for our children, but the truth is that we are all in this together. Vaccines matter. They save lives. And when they are not given, the impact can be devastating and far-reaching.

Vaccinating Is Your and My Responsibility

Anne Zeiser | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Zeiser

Today, most people don't remember the heartbreaking and sometimes lethal effects of not vaccinating and hence can't see their own vital role in public health.

A Message for Parents: How You Can Help Stop the Spread of Whooping Cough to Our Babies

Sarah Michelle Gellar | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sarah Michelle Gellar

One of the most important goals of any parent is to keep their baby healthy and safe. But what if there's something parents didn't know they should be doing? What if it could mean the difference between life and death?

How to Make the Feds Protect Your Family From Meningitis

John Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One of the most glaring gaps in our defense against bacterial meningitis is the fact that current CDC vaccine recommendations leave infants and children, the group with the highest infection rate for invasive meningococcal disease, dangerously unprotected.

The Comeback Killers: Diphtheria, Measles, Whopping Cough, Polio

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

Diphtheria. Measles. Whooping cough. Polio. If you think these diseases belonged to your parents and grandparents and not to our generation, you may be surprised to hear that they are making a comeback.

Should a Former Playboy Model Trump an Experienced Health Care Expert? You Decide

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

I am an internist, and I know many important things about vaccinations, but the bottom line is they save lives. And there's no evidence that they cause autism.