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Vaccinating Is Your and My Responsibility

Anne Zeiser | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.

What Happens When We Take A Stance Just For The Sake Of Taking A Stance?

Alissa Fleck | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alissa Fleck

How do we disrupt the momentum of something so dangerous as the anti-vaxxer movement? We start with the bystanders. We urge them: If you decide to take a stance, make sure you have enough information to stand by it with conviction.

In Somalia, An Old Wives' Tale May Be Spreading Measles

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hawa Nor carried her visibly weakened son into the hospital's isolation ward. Like many sick children here, the 7-year-old...

These Depressing Charts Show Why Measles Is An American Problem

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Though measles continues to be a global problem, it was declared "eliminated" in the U.S. in 2000. This was achieved through high vaccination rates, b...

U.S. Measles Cases Highest In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The number of measles cases in the U.S. is at the highest it's been in 20 years, government health officials reported on May 29. There were 288 me...

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

Amish Missionaries Implicated In Measles Outbreak

USA Today | Kim Painter | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A measles outbreak tied to a group of Amish missionaries in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the mo...

There's A Serious Measles Outbreak In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Ohio has a measles problem. This week, the state's Department of Health revealed that Ohio is in the midst of an measles outbreak, with 68 cases re...

State of Confusion: One-Third of American Parents Continue to Link Vaccines and Autism

Sally Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Greenberg

We must not allow anti-vaccination rhetoric to undermine these critically-important methods for keeping children and adults safe from illness or disease.

Measles Off To A Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of an...

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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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...