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Kristen Bell: Facts Are Your Friends -- Vaccinate Your Children

Kristen Bell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Bell

At first, I leaned toward keeping our kids vaccine-free. I thought the concern about vaccination made sense. But after hearing both sides of the argument, I decided facts were my friends. I couldn't rely on word-of-mouth, friend-of-a-friend information. It was going to require actual research from vetted sources; I wanted the truth.

Here's How Anti-Vaxxers Actually Sound

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Sorry anti-vaxxers, but this video just made your argument sound a lot more ridiculous. Put together by Alex Hluch of sketch comedy group Girl Pan...

Be Bold: How Gavi Will Immunize Another 300 Million Children

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

A challenge stands before us: ensuring immunization of the world's poorest children. If we as global citizens can meet it, we will help protect the lives of millions in places too poor to afford vaccines.

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 03.19.2015 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

It's fascinating how anxiously we await cures to the most horrible diseases like cancer, and yet how easily we dismiss cures to diseases when they exist.

Lynne Peeples

Anti-Vaccine Haven Digs In As Measles Outbreak Hands Science Crusaders An Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. -- Since arriving from Puerto Rico a year ago, Pedro Alvarez says he has learned a lot about healthy living from other people on ...

How We Can End the Anti-vaccination Feud

John Hewko | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
John Hewko

Human nature is human nature, and people with firm beliefs will push back defensively if they feel threatened. The heavy-handed approach often doesn't work.

Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back Over Vaccination Mean Tweets

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel is giving anti-vaccination advocates a taste of their own medicine. After airing a segment with doctors hilariously explaining the rea...

'R' Is for Republican and Reverse

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats keep trying to drive our country forward with policies designed to help Americans in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Republicans are stuck in reverse. In 2016, let's find Democratic candidates who will move the country forward.

Jimmy Kimmel Gathers Doctors For A Must-Hear Vaccination PSA

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents

On Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the talk show host joined the masses of celebrities, politicians, and parent bloggers who have weighed in ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Legal Marijuana Remains Strong In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Support for legalized marijuana remains strong in Colorado. Most Americans agree that Muslims face discrimination. And a growing minority support send...

Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccinations

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A large majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccinations of children, a Reuters/Ipso...

A Gun Violence Vaccine

Mike Weisser | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Vaccinations protect the human species against diseases for which there is no cure once the infection occurs. In this respect, vaccines become the cure for certain diseases through prevention, whereas we usually think of being cured as what doctors do to us after we get sick.

Vaccinations - Balancing Community and Individual Liberties and Rights

William Pierce | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
William Pierce

When it comes to vaccinations that have immense benefits to our public health, we should move forward with policies that preserve the community's rights to a healthy environment free of eliminable health hazards.

What the Anti-vax Movement Tells Us About Corruption

Brian Boyko | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

The anti-vax movement does show that even when the government isn't corrupt, when it appears to be, it has dire consequences.

5 Reasons the Republican Party Might Be a Cult

Hal Donahue | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Are Republicans and many conservatives in a cult? The thought arose from a letter to the editor of the Scranton Times-Tribune by Mr. William Lewis,...

A Simple Solution to the Great American Measles Scare

James Moore | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
James Moore

In an era of profound medical advancements in drug therapies and technologies, the U.S. finds itself immersed in a controversy over the very basic iss...

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.

In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will?

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans' Economic Outlook Continues To Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Good news about gas prices leads an improving economic outlook. Only a third of Americans consider Brian Williams trustworthy. And a majority says the...

States With Looser Immunization Laws Have Lower Rates Of Vaccination

Pew's Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Measles, Hobby Lobby and the Real Problem with Vaccinations

Steven Conn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

What do the measles outbreak, Islamic fanatics in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court's execrable Hobby Lobby decision all have in common? Answer: all three are examples of how society suffers when people's religious beliefs are put ahead of the greater good.

Autism Group Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children: 'Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Updated on February 9, 2015; 3:18 p.m. EST. A leading autism advocacy group is advising parents to vaccinate their children, as a movement by caret...

Scott Walker Goes National. (National Bites Back.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Some people bask in the sudden spotlight. Some people get burned... ...

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...

Love Thy Neighbor: Vaccinate

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives,...