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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.

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

What You Don't Know About A Life-Saving Vaccine

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

Like many other grown-ups, I hadn't given any thought to what we used to call the D.P.T. vaccine -- for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- for decad...

The Comeback Killers: Diphtheria, Measles, Whopping Cough, Polio

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

Diphtheria. Measles. Whooping cough. Polio. If you think these diseases belonged to your parents and grandparents and not to our generation, you may be surprised to hear that they are making a comeback.

How We Can Save Over 4 Million Children

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

The U.S. cannot vaccine the world's children alone. Immunizing children is a shared responsibility of the world community. But, unfortunately, just 16 countries contribute to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization .

UN Reports Diphtheria Outbreak in Port-au-Prince: IDP Camps Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Camp Canaan While in Haiti, we notified a health monitoring service about suspected outbreaks of up to 100 cases of diptheria in Camp Cannan, twel...

My Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony on Rebuilding Haiti

Sean Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Penn

In a city of ruins, five fully functional hospitals have been allowed to close, facing financial under-support and over-scrutiny. In many cases, the bureaucracy of international aid is protecting people to death.

The Iditarod: Its Symbolism for All Americans

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Now that the Winter Olympics have ended, the focus of some sports observers will shift farther north to Alaska where another competition will begin on...

Vaccinations: Still Amazing After All These Years

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Let's not confuse sound medical practice with making healthy choices on a visit to Whole Foods, especially since the assumption that vaccines aren't pure and natural is inaccurate.