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Vaccinating Kids

AMA Comes Out Against Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

The Associated Press | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Medical Association has adopted policies against nonmedical vaccine refusals and for transgender people in the military....

Got Science? Vaccinating Ourselves Against Misinformation

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Seth Shulman

To prevent our children from being sickened and threatened with death by preventable disease, we need to ensure that they get vaccinated. But, to make our vaccination program successful, we also need to find better ways to inoculate ourselves against misinformation. A good place to start is to arm ourselves with the facts.

Why Some Wealthy, Educated Parents Avoid Vaccines

Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents

By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 02/22/2014 08:45 AM EST on LiveScience Health officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are warnin...

I Really Want to Know: What Can I Do for Parents Who Are Afraid of Vaccines?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

What if lots of infants get sick, spreading it through the daycare? What if some die? It is totally possible, in fact, with the way cases are increasing in the U.S., I worry that it's not just possible but probable that we are going to have an outbreak like this.

Accepting Candy From A Stranger... In The Mail?!

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

My doctor believed -- and still does -- in chicken pox parties. But the stupidity of passing infected chicken pox lollipops through the mail is terrifying.