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Measles Vaccine

Close the Immunization Gap! Get Vaccinated

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Until the second half of the 20th century, the only way a child could become immune to infectious diseases like whooping cough or measles was to actually get the disease and survive it. Too often, however, infection led to tragic, premature death.

Measles: A Rising Public Health Threat

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

The Disneyland case illustrates both the fast spread of this virus and the urgent need for public health policies that can help boost vaccination rates and eradicate this disease once and for all.

What We Should Do About Fears of Germs on the Subway

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"They're finding bubonic plague on the subway!" a friend recently said to me. "How afraid should I be?" Some subway riders are scared. The disco...

Top-Line Questions From Moms About MMR

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy

Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease, but, fortunately, we can prevent it with immunizations. I understand that some parents are concerned about vaccines. The evidence about the MMR vaccine's safety and benefits is strong and consistent. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions I get...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

For Younger Americans, Measles And Polio Seem Like Distant Threats | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

In the wake of recent measles outbreaks, pollsters have noticed a trend: Younger Americans are considerably less convinced of vaccines' safety, less l...

Stop Blaming Illegal Immigrants For the Measles Outbreak

Cynthia Leifer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Leifer

Blaming immigrants for spread of disease is not a new concept in the U.S. and like previous spurious claims, this latest attempt holds no water.

Measles Diagnoses Rises To 11 In Illinois

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois public health officials are now reporting 11 people have diagnosed with measles. Cook County Department of Public Heal...

Lydia O'Connor

Do Not Bring Your Kids To 'Measles Parties,' Doctors Warn | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

California health officials and doctors are strongly urging parents not to intentionally expose their kids to infectious diseases after news broke tha...

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

Over 100 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In California

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A total of 107 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, more than a third of them linked to an outbreak that...

Top Questions About The Measles Outbreak And Vaccine, Answered

Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents

By: Tia Ghose, Rachael Rettner and Tanya Lewis Published: 02/06/2015 10:17 AM EST on LiveScience The U.S. measles outbreak now includes at least...

5 Reasons I Won't Educate My Kids

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I've made what some say is a controversial choice. I refuse to force-educate my kids. I will not subject my children to dangerous schoolyards and suspect curriculum just because some expert or some government entity says I have to. Because I am a mom that means that the choice I've made is the right one for my kids.

Measles, Hobby Lobby and the Real Problem with Vaccinations

Steven Conn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

What do the measles outbreak, Islamic fanatics in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court's execrable Hobby Lobby decision all have in common? Answer: all three are examples of how society suffers when people's religious beliefs are put ahead of the greater good.

Why Some Vaccines Require More Than One Dose

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Despite being declared beaten in 2000, measles is back, due largely to declining vaccination rates in parts of the United States. "We should not be...

University Of California System To Require Measles Shots

AP | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students entering the University of California system in 2017 will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under...

Love Thy Neighbor: Vaccinate

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives,...

Fighting the New Stupidity

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science
Keith M. Parsons

Vaccines are a great triumph of the human intellect over ancient evils. That triumph must not be dimmed by ignorance, paranoia, and demagoguery.

Don't Politicize Vaccinations

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Rosalynn Carter

Some parents today are being swayed by misinformation that has caused them to delay or decline vaccinating their children, jeopardizing the health of many others. I want all people to know that immunizations are safe, and that they work.

What Really Happens When You're Infected With Measles, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living

While some may dismiss the measles as a common childhood virus, it also happens to be the deadliest childhood rash and fever illness. To make matters ...

California Bill Would Make It Harder For Parents To Say No To Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

Two California lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday morning that would eliminate parents' ability to opt out of school-mandated vaccines because of p...

Advocates Use Facts, Not Fury, To Combat Anti-Vaxxers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

Amid a heated vaccine debate, even-keeled advocates are laying out cold-hard facts, instead of getting into cat fights with those who oppose immunizat...

From Measles to the Metric System: Progress Is Not a Communist Plot

Nick Desai | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

The root our ignorance is the false notion that real patriotism requires blind allegiance to the notion that everything American is better just because it is American. This lie, proselytized by the right, allows the uninformed to bathe in feeling than they are better rather than take on any burden to actually be better

Erin Burnett Gives Passionate Speech About Importance Of Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media

In an impassioned speech scolding parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, CNN's Erin Burnett revealed she is vaccinating her own son. "Look...

Tracking Immunizations One Fingerprint at a Time

XPRIZE | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science

Immunizations given to children at an early age have been instrumental in helping curb vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, but keeping track of those immunizations over the long term can be challenging in the best of circumstances.

Carolyn Gregoire

People Who Trust The Government Are More Willing To Vaccinate Their Children | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.03.2015 | Science

Vaccines are both safe and effective. So what's behind the anti-vaccination movement of recent years? The issue took center stage this week followi...