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Vaccines May Provide Kids With An Unexpected Protection

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Parents have yet one more reason to vaccinate their children: Routine immunizations may reduce the risk of childhood stroke, according to a new study...

50 Is the new 30, Right? Tim Daly's Here to Tell Us Otherwise!

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Through preventive measures we can help reduce our risk of contracting serious diseases.

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

"Give Measles a Chance" - an Anti-Vaxxer Protest Song

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman


Here's What Donald Trump Needs To Know About Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science

No matter what Donald Trump says, science has provided ample evidence that childhood vaccine courses are safe, effective, and do not cause autism...

Dear GOP Candidates, Delaying Vaccines Is A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Donald Trump is once again peddling dangerous and bad ideas about health, this time with erroneous remarks on vaccinations. During Wednesday's CNN Re...

Donald Trump Peddles Discredited Vaccine-Autism Link

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

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Scientists Take Huge Step Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.01.2015 | Science

A universal flu vaccine -- one that provides immunity against every strain of the influenza virus for multiple years -- is the holy grail of...

Fight the Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric With Science

Jennifer Raff | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Raff

The goal is not only to improve science literacy in a general way, but also to get out the message that parents who vaccinate are in the majority and that their decision is supported by their community as well as other parents from all sides of the political and social spectrum.

How This South Dakota Nurse Convinced A Religious Community To Vaccinate

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) -- A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens. The 33-...

If You've Had Chicken Pox, You Should Care About This

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

For kids born before the chickenpox vaccine, getting the disease (and spending hours soaking in a baking-soda bath) was a normal part of childhood. Af...

Actress Lucy Hale On The Deadly Illness Everyone Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Lucy Hale is fighting the villainous "A" on ABC Family's hit drama "Pretty Little Liars," but offscreen she's warning teens about a different villain ...

There Was A Silver Lining To The Disneyland Measles Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living

The Disneyland measles outbreak earlier this year may have had a silver lining. According to a new poll, it improved parents' attitudes towa...

Jim Carrey Goes On Twitter Rant About California's New Vaccine Law

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment

Jim Carrey took to Twitter to speak out against California's new law mandating school vaccinations.  On Monday, state lawmakers passed the bill ...

An Anthropological Approach To California's Vaccination Problem

Pacific Standard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

As we were reminded during California's recent measles outbreak, a surprising number of well-educated people decide each year not to have their childr...

Summertime: The Perfect Time to Vaccinate

Aileen M. Marty | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aileen M. Marty

Prevention is not only the least expensive form of medicine and the healthiest, it is also the friendliest and most neighborly. Be a good neighbor and enjoy your summer -- get vaccinated.

Protecting Society's Most Vulnerable: Our Children

Dr. Olga Popova | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Dr. Olga Popova

Now, during World Immunization Week, as we celebrate the exceptional commitment of mothers worldwide to protect their children, let us also view this as a rallying call. With 1.5 million deaths each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, there is still much work to be done.

Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

IRIN News | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas p...

Anti-Vax Mom Changes Her Tune After Her 7 Children Come Down With Whooping Cough

The Washington Post | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In the ongoing skirmishes between public health officials and vaccine skeptics, I'm scoring this one for the pro-immunization forces. A Canadian woman...

Breaking the Silence on Autism and Vaccines

Utibe Effiong | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Utibe Effiong

As a parent, I can understand the visceral fear of possibly placing your child in harm's way. But the reality is, you can potentially cause them more harm by not vaccinating. There are many who still see a link between vaccines and autism, but for me and most public health scientists, the jury is out: vaccines are innocent in this matter.

GOP Congressman Says He Didn't Vaccinate His Children

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) told a town hall audience in Georgia last week that he thinks parents should decide whether to have their ...

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.

Roald Dahl, The BFG and the Measles

Ann Reid | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Ann Reid

If people are afraid -- and it is fear that underlies the refusal to vaccinate -- they don't need to be badgered or sneered at, they need to be reassured. And that reassurance comes best from someone they trust. If not Roald Dahl, perhaps an older person who might remember what it was like before vaccines.

On the Stubborn Persistence, and the True Underlying Causes, of Vax-O-Noia

David Ropeik | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
David Ropeik

Hopefully one of the outcomes of this recent Disneyland measles outbreak will be more research to confirm the underlying psychological drivers of Vax-O-Noia. Unless we understand the root cause of this persistent threat to public health and apply that understanding to the task of addressing people's fears, episodes like the current outbreak will continue to occur

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Republicans And Democrats Agree: Science Behind Vaccines Is 'Indisputable' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a week of political controversy over childhood vaccinations, the American public remains largely undivided on the issue. Whil...