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Students Told To Stay Home Because They Are Not Vaccinated

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

Twenty kids from Huntington Beach High School in California have not been allowed to attend school since early January because they have not received ...

Measles In The Magic Kingdom? It's A Small World, After All

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If you choose to avoid standard, recommended vaccines such as measles, you are not merely putting your own health at risk -- you are choosing to do the same for all the rest of us. Sorry, folks, but that's the harsh reality.

Deniers Of Science: The Anti-Vaccination And Anti-Abortion Movements

David A. Grimes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David A. Grimes

As noted by the Los Angeles Times, "the anti-vaccination movement is a corner of the United States that is backsliding into medieval ignorance." The same holds true for the science deniers of safe, legal abortion.

People Not Vaccinated For Measles Urged To Avoid Disneyland

AP | Alicia Chang | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — People who haven't been vaccinated against measles, including children too young to be immunized, should avoid Disneyland after n...

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Erik Ose | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Erik Ose

Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help undo at least some of the damage she's done to public health and our country's children.

What You Need To Know About The Measles Outbreak At Disneyland

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during...

Highly Contagious Measles Cases Linked To Disney Parks In California

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney t...

They're Bringing the Plague! Not.

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Warning: Denver talk-radio host Ken Clark tells me the following blog post is a "hit piece consisting of lies and deceit in order to continue to manip...

Report: Children Are Dying From Measles At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

The number of measles deaths in children skyrocketed last year largely because of funding cuts for relatively affordable vaccines, the World Health Or...

If You'd Use an Ebola Vaccine, You're a Vaxxer (So Get Those Shots)

Meg Conley | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Conley

If we would get the Ebola vaccine that exists somewhere in the future, then we need to examine our reasons for not utilizing the vaccines that exist right now.

Vaccinations: An Epidemic of Misinformation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Ignorance, false claims to expertise and scientific illiteracy are threatening our children's health.

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.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.

What Happens When We Take A Stance Just For The Sake Of Taking A Stance?

Alissa Fleck | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alissa Fleck

How do we disrupt the momentum of something so dangerous as the anti-vaxxer movement? We start with the bystanders. We urge them: If you decide to take a stance, make sure you have enough information to stand by it with conviction.

In Somalia, An Old Wives' Tale May Be Spreading Measles

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hawa Nor carried her visibly weakened son into the hospital's isolation ward. Like many sick children here, the 7-year-old...

These Depressing Charts Show Why Measles Is An American Problem

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Though measles continues to be a global problem, it was declared "eliminated" in the U.S. in 2000. This was achieved through high vaccination rates, b...

U.S. Measles Cases Highest In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The number of measles cases in the U.S. is at the highest it's been in 20 years, government health officials reported on May 29. There were 288 me...

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

Amish Missionaries Implicated In Measles Outbreak

USA Today | Kim Painter | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A measles outbreak tied to a group of Amish missionaries in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the mo...

There's A Serious Measles Outbreak In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Ohio has a measles problem. This week, the state's Department of Health revealed that Ohio is in the midst of an measles outbreak, with 68 cases re...

State of Confusion: One-Third of American Parents Continue to Link Vaccines and Autism

Sally Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Greenberg

We must not allow anti-vaccination rhetoric to undermine these critically-important methods for keeping children and adults safe from illness or disease.

Measles Off To A Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of an...

Alarming Measles Outbreak Hits California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

A shocking 49 measles cases have been reported in California to date in 2014, up from only four at this same time last year. The outbreak is reign...

Is Green Anti-Vaccine?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I believe that we can still support environmental health while remaining pro-vaccine. Isn't the green movement about questioning preconceptions, seeking out good science, and making better decisions?