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Do We Need So Many Antibiotics? And Sale Reminder

By | April 19, 2013

Image by Tracy Hunter When I was talking to some people about this sale and asking them what parents are really concerned about, one said “A lot of parents say how their kids are sick all the time, and take antibiotics multiple times a year.” Oh yeah, that. I had forgotten about that, honestly, because Read More

Monday Health and Wellness: Unfortunate Rumors in the Vaccine Debate

By | January 28, 2013

Image by USACE European District Daily Tip: Ask your family to get on board with your new plan, so that they can both remind you and cheer you on.  They may even join you! When you are a new parent (or maybe even a not-so-new parent), you hear about the Great Vaccine Debate.  I’ve posted on Read More

Risk-Benefit Analysis: Hep A, B and Rotavirus

By | April 25, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome! This is the twelfth post in my vaccine series.  You may have missed  Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, What is Herd Immunity All About, How the Immune System Works, Ingredients in Vaccines Part 1, Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 2, Risk-Benefit Analysis: MMR, Read More

Risk-Benefit Analysis: Pneumoccocal, HPV, Meningococcal

By | April 18, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome!  This is the eleventh post in my vaccine series.  You may have missed  Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, What is Herd Immunity All About, How the Immune System Works, Ingredients in Vaccines Part 1, Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 2, Risk-Benefit Read More

Risk-Benefit Analysis: Chicken Pox, Hib, Flu

By | April 11, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome!  This is the tenth post in my vaccine series.  You may have missed  Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, What is Herd Immunity All About, How the Immune System Works, Ingredients in Vaccines Part 1, Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 2, Risk-Benefit Read More

Risk-Benefit Analysis: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

By | April 4, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome!  This is the ninth post in my vaccine series.  You may have missed  Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, What is Herd Immunity All About, How the Immune System Works, Ingredients in Vaccines Part 1, Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 2, or Read More

Risk-Benefit Analysis: M, M, and R

By | March 28, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome!  This is the eighth post in my vaccine series.  You may have missed  Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, What is Herd Immunity All About, How the Immune System Works, Ingredients in Vaccines Part 1 or Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 2. It’s time Read More

Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 2

By | March 21, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome!  This is the seventh post in my vaccine series.  You may have missed Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, What is Herd Immunity All About, How the Immune System Works, or Ingredients in Vaccines Part 1. Last week we talked about the first half of Read More

Ingredients in Vaccines, Part 1

By | March 14, 2012

Image by USACE European District I had originally intended to do this all in one post, because for some reason I was thinking the ingredients list from the CDC was a two-page document, and that I was dealing with 30 – 40 ingredients.  Not so.  It is a six-page document and there are more like Read More

How the Immune System Works

By | March 7, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome to my series on vaccines!  This is the fifth post in the series.  You may have missed Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated, or What is Herd Immunity All About if you’re new here. The immune system. Isn’t that what this Read More

What is Herd Immunity All About?

By | February 29, 2012

Image by USACE European District This is the fourth post in my vaccine series.  If you’re new here, you may want to go back and read Getting Serious, 10 Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate, and Why Science Should Be Carefully Evaluated. I have been just waiting to write this post.  Oh, I am so excited.  In Read More

Why “Science” Should Be Carefully Evaluated

By | February 22, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome to my series on vaccines!  This is the third post in the series.  If you haven’t yet, go back and read Let’s Get Serious and Bad Reasons Not to Vaccinate. Before we go any further, it’s important that we talk about science. What it means, how it’s done, and Read More

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