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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...

Standing in the Courthouse Door

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The chief justice of Alabama's supreme court is making a stand in the courthouse door. This is not literally happening, the way it did in 1963 when Alabama Gov. George Wallace made a similar stand in the schoolhouse door. But in both cases, high Alabama officials are trying to preserve the state's ability to discriminate against a segment of its population.

Why Some Vaccines Require More Than One Dose

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Despite being declared beaten in 2000, measles is back, due largely to declining vaccination rates in parts of the United States. "We should not be...

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Selfish Politicians Who Politicize Vaccination Endanger the Public

David Ropeik | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Parents can opt out of having their kids vaccinated for either philosophical or religious reasons, depending on the state. Posturing as a defender of individual liberty, when people already have it, is selfish political grandstanding and nothing more.

Faith in Vaccines

Katherine Marshall | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Katherine Marshall

Good news, bad news. Since 2000, over 500 million children have been vaccinated with support from the global alliance for vaccines known as GAVI.

Erin Burnett Gives Passionate Speech About Importance Of Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media

In an impassioned speech scolding parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, CNN's Erin Burnett revealed she is vaccinating her own son. "Look...

Megyn Kelly Says She Supports Mandatory Childhood Vaccination

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.03.2015 | Media

Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly agree: Parents should vaccinate their children. During a discussion on "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night, Kelly and...

Genius 'Star Wars' Poster Campaigned For Vaccines In 1977

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living

The U.S. officially declared measles eliminated way back in 2000, but more than 100 cases of the illness have been identified so far this year. That's...

More Than 100 Cases Of Measles Now Confirmed In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

(Updates with more than 100 confirmed cases of measles nationwide, previous WASHINGTON) By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Ja...

Why My Son Isn't Vaccinated (It's Not What You Think)

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

We all want what is best for our children, but the truth is that we are all in this together. Vaccines matter. They save lives. And when they are not given, the impact can be devastating and far-reaching.

Melinda Gates Speaks Out Against The Anti-Vaccine Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Expanding the accessibility of vaccinations throughout the developing world has been one of the repeated goals of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundatio...

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.

The Psychological Choice Environment of Vaccine Decision Making: Two Examples, One Warning

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...

To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate?

Rob Reiner | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Rob Reiner

We owe our children the healthiest start to life, and this obligation includes heeding the sound advice of medical professionals in making critical health decisions for our families.

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.

A Doctor's Perspective: How to Help Protect Yourself and Your Family Against Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health accomplishments, and they have led to the significant reduction of several infectious disease in the United States. However, in recent years, vaccination rates have decreased, and vaccine-preventable illnesses are making a comeback.

Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994

Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/24/2014 02:56 PM EDT on LiveScience More than 732,000 children's lives have been saved in the...

Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

Jennifer Raff | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Raff

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.

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...

Liquid Death From E-Cigarettes? You've Got a Long Way to Go, Baby

Dr. Amy Fairchild | Posted 05.28.2014 | Science
Dr. Amy Fairchild

If, as predicted, e-cigarettes result in double the number of liquid nicotine exposures this year, they are still a very long way even from making it into the top 25 causes of exposures.

That Day Jenny McCarthy Learned A Lot Of People Want A Mate Who Is Vaccinated

Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents

Apparently a lot of people want their mate to be vaccinated. Co-host of "The View" and anti-vaccination advocate Jenny McCarthy tweeted a question Thu...