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HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Legal Marijuana Remains Strong In Colorado | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.07.2015 | 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,...

Can We Be Adults About This?

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Bobbie Brinegar

But if no one wants to put a child at risk, and the majority of Americans don't believe in a government vaccination conspiracy theory, then why are adult vaccination rates still so low?

#VaccinesWork: Open Letter to Parents & Families From Faith Leaders

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

A disease wiped out has returned because of choices that put the nation's health in jeopardy. More responsible choices are demanded.

Don't Politicize Vaccinations

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Rosalynn Carter

Some parents today are being swayed by misinformation that has caused them to delay or decline vaccinating their children, jeopardizing the health of many others. I want all people to know that immunizations are safe, and that they work.

Back to the Future

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.06.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Relearning The Horrors Of Measles

Seema Yasmin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Seema Yasmin

The rapid rise of measles of this year has highlighted the importance of vaccines. They are heralded as one of the top 10 successes of public health in the 20th century. So why do some people -- even some health care workers -- choose not to use them?

Rebecca Klein

These States Don't Require Vaccinations For Home-School Students | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Half of U.S. states don't require home-school students to be vaccinated against diseases that include measles, chickenpox and hepatitis B, according t...

Mo Brooks, Ben Carson Share False Narrative On Measles Outbreak | Dave Levitan | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Rep. Mo Brooks and potential presidential hopeful Ben Carson both suggested a connection be...

Well-Being in the World

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

On these dark and dreary February days the news has been hard to stomach. The brutality of videotaped ISIS executions has been gut-wrenching. In the...

Rand Paul Now Says He Shares Obama's Position On Vaccinations

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday continued to walk back his comments that parents should be allowed to choose whether to vaccinate their children, ...