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Less Than Half Of Toddlers In The U.S Have Full Flu Vaccination

Reuters | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Less than half of children under age 2 years are fully vaccinated against influenza despite a dramatic surge in immunization rates...

Melinda Gates Wishes Donald Trump Would Stop Peddling Garbage Science On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

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6 Questionable Health Trends We'd Like To Leave Behind In 2015

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

As the year comes to a close, it's time for one of our favorite traditions, saying goodbye to questionable health trends we'd like to leave behind in ...

Here's When Flu Season Will Peak This Year

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

This flu season will likely peak in February and could be a mild one, according to a new model that aims to forecast the flu in the United States thi...

This Camel Vaccine Could Stave Off The Next Pandemic

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living

A vaccine that protects against the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been shown to be effective in camels, a new study f...

Your State Likely Can't Handle An Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

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The Flu Is Late This Year And That's A Good Thing

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be late fall, but there's not much flu going around in the United States so far this season, according to a new report from the Centers for Di...

Healthland Uber Alles: Uber Brings Preventive Health Care Home

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

It may seem strange that innovation in health care is coming from the marriage of information technology and a cab company. This speaks to an unconscious bias that health is a doctor's domain. The reality is doctors know little about health and lots about illness. It is not a health care system. It is a sick care system.

This Video Nails The Hypocrisy Of The Anti-Vaccination Argument

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

"My child, my choice" is the public cry of parents who are against vaccinating their children. But that choice may be endangering thousands of...

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...

Democrats And Republicans Agree More Than You'd Think About Kim Davis And Abortion Rights

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

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Scientists Confirm There's Nothing But Misinformation On Anti-Vax Sites

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer Published: 11/04/2015 09:34 AM EST on LiveScience Many websites that promote unscientific views about v...

Many Americans Don't Get Recommended Vaccines Before Travel

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Americans who travel abroad often do not receive the recommended vaccines that would protect them from certain illnesses, new research suggests. One ...

Not Everyone Who Refuses To Vaccinate Is Politically Motivated

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living

It's tempting to lump non-vaccinators into a single category, a politically charged cohort of angry commenters and conspiracy theorists who believe t...

Vaccines May Provide Kids With An Unexpected Protection

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.06.2015 | 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

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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...