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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...

Is Green Anti-Vaccine?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I believe that we can still support environmental health while remaining pro-vaccine. Isn't the green movement about questioning preconceptions, seeking out good science, and making better decisions?

Big Measles Outbreaks Linked To Troubling Trend

Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent measles outbreak at a religious preschool in Vancouver with a vaccination rate of nearly zero points to a troubling trend. Large outbreaks in...

Measles Outbreak Now Up To 20 Cases In New York City

Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of measles in New York City has risen to 20 incidents, nine of which involve children. The city's hea...

Are You Meeting the Standards for Adult Patient Care?

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

We often discuss the importance of vaccines when it comes to children, but as health care providers, we should be devoting equal attention to vaccinating adult patients.

Measles Outbreak Confirmed In New York City

Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living

The New York City Health Department is investigating a measles outbreak after 16 people have been confirmed with the highly contagious disease in Manh...

Is measles vaccination the biggest unrecognized success in global health?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

During an interview with CNN this week, Dr. Hans Rosling - iconic co-founder of Gapminder and professor of global health at the Karolinska Institutet ...

God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can't Keep Pace With Slovenia

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

The far right can stick their collective heads in the sand and talk about American exceptionalism, but the rest of the world is getting educated in the meantime. America is indeed number one -- in self-delusion.

Worrying News About Measles In The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The number of reported cases of measles in the United States this year is nearly three tim...

Study Identifies Risk For Kids Who Don't Receive Measles Vaccine

Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 10/14/2013 04:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Children who receive their measles vaccination on time have...

The True Cost of Not Vaccinating Your Children: Reviving a Dead Disease

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

Not vaccinating your children has real costs. From a purely economic perspective, there is a pretty solid incentive for making vaccination a worldwide requirement.

Anti-Vaccine Televangelist Under Fire After Measles Outbreak

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living

NEWARK, Texas -- The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scru...

Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Church That Preached Against Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living

A Texas megachurch known for preaching against the use of vaccines has been hit by an outbreak of measles, a highly contagious virus for which there i...

Twenty million reasons to keep up momentum on global immunizations

Peter Yeo | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Peter Yeo

In the past two decades, immunization efforts have averted an estimated 20 million deaths globally. Yet, for all the progress that has been made--than...

'Old Fashioned' Diseases That Are Making A Comeback

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Here's what you should know about four retro diseases that are still around -- and a fifth that's back with a vengeance. 1. The ...

Why I Traveled 3,000 Miles to Advocate for Children Who Aren't Mine

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Lois Alter Mark

Every 20 seconds, a child around the world dies from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Annually, that number equals almost half the children entering kindergarten in the United States alone this year.

Cara Santa Maria

Vaccines And Autism: A Dangerous Misunderstanding | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

The vaccine-autism controversy has been brewing ever since Andrew Wakefield published his infamous 1998 paper in The Lancet. Fourteen years later, the...

Good Things Come in Different-Sized Packages

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Decisions around vaccine container size and type -- whether single-dose vial, multi-dose container or pre-filled syringe -- have important implications for a variety of stakeholders.

Worldwide Measles Deaths Dropped Over A Decade: WHO

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living

LONDON — The number of measles deaths worldwide has apparently dropped by about three-quarters over a decade, according to a new study by the Wo...

Measles: Back To The Future Of Public Health?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If measles does make a meaningful comeback, it would imply public health is sliding back as we head into the future. We don't want to go there.

I Really Want to Know: What Can I Do for Parents Who Are Afraid of Vaccines?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

What if lots of infants get sick, spreading it through the daycare? What if some die? It is totally possible, in fact, with the way cases are increasing in the U.S., I worry that it's not just possible but probable that we are going to have an outbreak like this.

5 Old-Time Diseases Still Around Today

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living

The bubonic plague. Scarlet fever. Polio. Diseases of the past, and no longer on this Earth, right? Wrong. Many old-time diseases are still pr...

Contagions: Reality More Chilling Than Film Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

You don't need to look far to find real examples of pandemics and their huge tolls. But some of the deadliest diseases wouldn't be considered the least bit exotic by Hollywood screenwriters or even average Angelenos.

Progress That Demands Performance

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

For someone who has worked diligently for over a decade to accelerate access to new life-saving pneumonia vaccines, announcements like this week's make it all seem worth it.

Vaccine Group Donates $1 Billion To Provide Shots For Needy Children

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact

LONDON -- A global health group says it will donate just over $1 billion to immunize children in 37 countries from life-threatening diseases. The Glo...