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Going Back To The Old Whooping Cough Vaccine Could Save Lives | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 03/29/2016 11:01 AM EDT on LiveScience Newer isn't always better — some researchers are proposing to bring back an o...

Anti-Vaxxers Are Officially To Blame For The Rise In 2 Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

The recent rise in the U.S. of vaccine-preventable diseases has been largely blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children. Previous analyses...

Parents Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccination With Touching Tribute To Son

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Parents

After losing their son last year, a mom and dad in Australia are using Facebook to raise awareness for the whooping cough vaccine. According to the Gu...

Heartbreaking Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Has Strong Message About Vaccinations

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents

An Australian mom has issued a powerful statement about vaccinations with a heartbreaking video of her baby. Mom Rebecca Harreman posted a video on Fa...

(Anti-Vaccination) Ignorance Is the New Black

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

It is now "cool" to be willfully ignorant. Any sentence which begins with "I'm not a scientist," but ends with public policy suggestions regarding it, highlights the point. Ignorance has become a homeowner in America's discourse. It has a seat at the "grown folks" table and is asked its opinion. How in the hell did we get here?

How You Can Keep Your Whole Family Happy and Healthy This Holiday

Sarah Michelle Gellar | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Like many moms, I am often so worried about wrapping presents, preparing the holiday dinner and making sure everyone is happy that making sure everyone is healthy doesn't always make it to the top of the list.

Doctor's Perspective: Family Health Tips for the Holiday Season

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

As a mom, I understand the importance of keeping yourself and your family as healthy as possible. There are many different precautions you can take to stay on top of your family's health, and these tips are just a few ways you can get started.

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.

Why You Should Get Your Child's Persistent Cough Checked Out

Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 06/25/2014 07:51 PM EDT on LiveScience About a fifth of children seen by their doctors for persistent...

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?

Whooping Cough Now An Epidemic In Texas, Health Official Says

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kevin Murphy Sept 5 (Reuters) - Whooping cough has reached epidemic proportions in Texas and could hit a 50-year high, a health of...

Worst Whooping Cough Outbreak in 20 Years

The Greeley Tribune | | Posted 06.23.2013 | Denver

Weld County is experiencing its worst outbreak of whooping cough in 20 years, according to county health officials. They report that since December 2...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Weakens As Kids Get Older: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents

March 12 (Reuters) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U....

The Homeopathic Option for Whooping Cough

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Clinical experience indicates that homeopathic medicine is a viable option for pertussis. However, mainstream medicine's general unwillingness to consider any therapy that is not manufactured by PhRMA tends to blind it to potentially new and/or unexplored treatments.

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

What You Don't Know About A Life-Saving Vaccine

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

Like many other grown-ups, I hadn't given any thought to what we used to call the D.P.T. vaccine -- for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- for decad...

38 Whooping Cough Cases In New York Town

Patch | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Thirty-eight cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been reported in the Town of Smithtown in Long Island, N.Y., the Suffolk County De...

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.

Government Okays Untested Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Bob Sears

The Tdap (or ANY pertussis vaccine for that matter) has NEVER been tested for safety during pregnancy.