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Andrew Wakefield's Vaccination and Autism Study: Allegations of Fraud With Financial Motivations

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

I don't know how many different ways the medical community can say this: Childhood vaccinations do not cause autism. As any competent researcher will tell you, the facts speak for themselves.

Is There a Vaccine Against Fear? What You Need to Know About Medicine in the Media

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

The only real virus we need to pay attention to is the virus of fear being seeded on every form of media.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Flu Season

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

The flu is not just a bad cold. If the fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, muscle and body aches, headaches and fatigue weren't misery-making enough on their own, the illness can spark some nasty complications.

Vaccine Safety: Why Parents Are Concerned

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

The American pediatric vaccine schedule now includes 48 vaccinations before the age of six. Parents are facing vaccination choice issues at every pediatric visit.

Priceless: Low-Cost Pet Health Clinics in Gulf Coast Communities (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.

Standing Up for Street Dogs in Baghdad and Beyond

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne Pacelle

In the United States, persistent euthanasia in shelters is the problem we all struggle to end. In developing countries, it is a different kind of kill...

What to Do About All These Non-Vaccinating Families

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Bob Sears

For many years I believe the CDC has been trying to hide the fact that more and more parents are refusing or delaying vaccines. Why?

Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

It appears that veterinarians are more prudent about vaccination than their pediatrician counterparts. A comparison of Vets to Peds can be summarized as follows.

Is Jenny McCarthy Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

My aunt will never forget that day in 1975, when her 20 month old daughter woke up from a nap, crying petulantly. The child seemed to be having diffic...

Who's Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?

Jenny McCarthy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny McCarthy

The parents of children with autism aren't crazy. We're recovering our kids. We're trying to help other parents do the same, and we hope new parents can avoid our fate.

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.

Families Use Social Media To Respond To Gardasil Side Effects

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

As parents sought to navigate a situation where their healthy daughters had become sick and, in the worse case scenario - died, they turned to the Internet for answers.

Manifest Destiny: Our Land, Our Bodies

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

As you might remember from grade-school American history, Manifest Destiny was the 19th-century U.S. claim that its settlers were divinely ordained to...

Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having

Bill Maher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Maher

Vaccination is a nuanced subject, and I've never said all vaccines in all situations are bad. The point I am representing is: Is getting frequent vaccinations for any and all viruses consequence-free?

Mr. and Ms. Gates Go To Washington, Host Roundtable On Global Health Funding

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Tucker

The Gateses are visiting our nation's capital to reframe the conversation about global health aid. They said we should spend more time talking about what works and how to measure it.

David Axelrod On H1N1 Vaccines: 'We Overpromised'

NPR | Weekend Edition Saturday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Axelrod, President Obama's senior adviser, says the administration based its predictions about how many doses of the H1N1 vaccine would be avail...

Cure Millions of Leprosy -- or Just Give Hank Paulson a Tax Break?

Matt Bivens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Bivens

$300 million could eradicate smallpox, history's greatest killer of humans -- yet the same sum wouldn't cover the bonus pool for the executives of the insurance company AIG after its great meltdown.

Health Insurers Agree To Help Pay For H1N1 Vaccinations

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Several major Illinois health insurers have agreed to cover the costs of administering the H1N1 flu vaccine to their policyholders, the Illinois Depar...

Thai Volunteers Make HIV Vaccine Possible

AP | AMBIKA AHUJA AND MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NONGTAPAN, Thailand — Nearly 16,000 Thais ignored the false rumors that they were being infected by the AIDS virus, and overcame their fears of ...

Autism And Anorexia: What's The Relationship?

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Until recently, I admired the autism parent community from afar. Like the parents who awakened and changed the schizophrenia treatment world, parents of autistic children have moved both treatment and public opinion about the disorder almost 180 degrees from where it had been.

The Judgment on Vaccines Is In???

Jim Carrey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Carrey

Can we afford to ignore vaccines as a possible cause of rising numbers of children with Autism, when they are one of the fastest growing elements in our children's environment?

Sebelius: Closing Schools Won't Ward Off Swine Flu

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that a massive school closing wouldn't stop the spread of the sw...

Should a Former Playboy Model Trump an Experienced Health Care Expert? You Decide

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

I am an internist, and I know many important things about vaccinations, but the bottom line is they save lives. And there's no evidence that they cause autism.

A Response to Sally Pipes

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson Peete

By using vaccines, we've been able to eradicate such diseases as smallpox, polio and measles. But the mercury used for decades as a preservative in the vaccinations is poison, pure and simple.

Measles Cases Rising In Chicago

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal health authorities revealed yesterday that Chicago lags behind the state and the country in childhood vaccinations. Many kids don't get their ...