HPV Vaccination Does Not Negatively Impact Fertility in Adolescents, Large Study Finds

Summary of Research: Adolescents who receive recommended vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, have no increased risk of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in Pediatrics.

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Herd Immunity: It’s all up to you and it’s the right thing to do

Anyone who is able to save a life, but fails to do so, violates ‘You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor’. ~ Maimonides (Jewish physician and philosopher, born 1135) Maimonides implored us, as do religious and philosophical leaders of most of the world’s religions, to care for each other. We are … Read more

Healthcare Cuts ‘Strongly Linked’ to The Resurgence of Measles in Italy

Summary of Research: Studies show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the ‘spread of anti-scientific theories’ can be blamed. However, a new study shows that cuts in public health expenditure also play an important role, with measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage decreasing 0.5 percentage points for each 1 percent expenditure cut.

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An Open Letter to Parents Considering Not Vaccinating Their Children

Dear Parents, First, let me say that I care about you and your children deeply. It is my life’s work to help you be happy and healthy and to be able to live your life to its fullest potential. As a family physician, prevention of disease is my passion. I would much rather educate and … Read more

Vaccine Video/Story of the Week

Nov. 18, 2018: Follow this link to see a video about Sarah Walton, who caught measles when she was 11 months old and at the time recovered well. Twenty years later Sarah was diagnosed with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a viral infection that is a complication of measles which leads to a progressive destruction of the … Read more

HPV Vaccine: Why Parents Really Choose to Refuse

Summary of Research: A new study of survey data finds that only a minority of parents choose not to immunize their children against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) due to concerns that vaccination would encourage or support youth sexual activity, a reason frequently cited by doctors as a barrier to advocating for this vaccine.

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F-bombs, B-words, and other things you probably shouldn’t say when trying to win someone to your side of an argument

“Bulls&%#. You really need to get a f@#$!#% clue. The CDC is nothing but a front for big pharma. The flu shot has never been tested in human studies. The strains are guesswork, and get this thru your f@#$%&* head b#$%@, mercury is poisonous in any form. To infants and kids is lethal. How f@#$%#@ … Read more

A Natural Immunity

One could arguably say that I grew up in a more “natural” household than most. In the days before eating organic became popular, my parents were making everything from scratch, getting groceries from the health food store, keeping me away from preservatives and sugar (the only candy we had in the house had to be … Read more