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Doctor's Perspective: Family Health Tips for the Holiday Season

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

As a mom, I understand the importance of keeping yourself and your family as healthy as possible. There are many different precautions you can take to stay on top of your family's health, and these tips are just a few ways you can get started.

If You'd Use an Ebola Vaccine, You're a Vaxxer (So Get Those Shots)

Meg Conley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Conley

If we would get the Ebola vaccine that exists somewhere in the future, then we need to examine our reasons for not utilizing the vaccines that exist right now.

The Psychological Choice Environment of Vaccine Decision Making: Two Examples, One Warning

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...

To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate?

Rob Reiner | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Rob Reiner

We owe our children the healthiest start to life, and this obligation includes heeding the sound advice of medical professionals in making critical health decisions for our families.

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.

Vaccinating Is Your and My Responsibility

Anne Zeiser | Posted 11.22.2014 | 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.

A Doctor's Perspective: How to Help Protect Yourself and Your Family Against Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health accomplishments, and they have led to the significant reduction of several infectious disease in the United States. However, in recent years, vaccination rates have decreased, and vaccine-preventable illnesses are making a comeback.

Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994

Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/24/2014 02:56 PM EDT on LiveScience More than 732,000 children's lives have been saved in the...

Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

Jennifer Raff | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Raff

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.

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...

Liquid Death From E-Cigarettes? You've Got a Long Way to Go, Baby

Dr. Amy Fairchild | Posted 05.28.2014 | Science
Dr. Amy Fairchild

If, as predicted, e-cigarettes result in double the number of liquid nicotine exposures this year, they are still a very long way even from making it into the top 25 causes of exposures.

That Day Jenny McCarthy Learned A Lot Of People Want A Mate Who Is Vaccinated

Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents

Apparently a lot of people want their mate to be vaccinated. Co-host of "The View" and anti-vaccination advocate Jenny McCarthy tweeted a question Thu...

State House Committee Passes Contentious Vaccination Bill

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

After several hours of testimony from parents and doctors, Colorado’s House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee passed a bipartisan measure ...

Flu Can Be Deadly: Ask Rachel

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

How Accurate Are the Recent Claims of the Dangers of the HPV-Vaccination Gardasil?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robyn Correll Carlyle, MPH We should be highly skeptical of them. But let me back up. I'...

Failure to Vaccinate Children: An Unconscionable Twist of Faith

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science
Claire Pomeroy

The Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, promoted National Immunization Awareness Month through tragic irony: Twenty-one children and adults connected to the church contracted measles. Church leaders had been advising congregants against vaccination.

Catherine Pearson

Biggest Factor In Whether Parents Vaccinate Is ... ?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

When she was pregnant, Ashley Grover Desmarais did not give much thought to vaccinating her child. It hadn't occurred to her that she could do any...

Kidney Transplant Leads To Rabies Death

The Baltimore Sun | Scott Dance | Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

BALTIMORE _ The first Marylander to contract rabies since 1976 developed the virus through an organ transplant that took place more than a year before...

First Rabies Death In Maryland Since 1976

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

A Maryland resident has died of rabies in the state's first recorded death from the virus since 1976. UPDATE: March 15, 12:01 p.m. -- The Centers f...

MLK, Jr And Why Child Vaccination Is a Moral Issue

Katherine Marshall | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Two million children each year die from diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The very idea of a single child's death is agonizing; multiply that by two million.

Challenges to Polio Vaccines in Nigeria

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

As the world nears eradicating polio, Nigeria stands as one of the few countries that remain polio endemic.

New Vaccine Could Help Women Who Already Have HPV

Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 10/10/2012 06:51 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily A new vaccine could help women infec...

Practice What You Preach: Adults Need Vaccinations Too

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
William Schaffner, M.D.

Adults will often take their children to get immunized, knowing that vaccines can protect them from debilitating and potentially deadly diseases, but many of those same adults fail to get vaccinated and properly protect themselves.

Routine Vaccination Solutions for Nigeria Will Save Lives and Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Nigeria is home to one out of every eight child deaths worldwide, and the Decade of Vaccines Economics projects 90 percent vaccine coverage can save 600,000 lives and $17 billion in Nigeria over the next 10 years.