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The One Where I Tell You A Story About Illness….

By | April 16, 2014

Image by TheGiantVermin I have a story to tell you.   You decide what to make of it.  It’s only a story, my personal experience.  I’ll share my own thoughts and conclusions about it, but feel free to reject them and come to your own.  This is purely anecdotal, and not scientific in any way.  Read More

Growing Up Unvaccinated: Scary Potential, or Healthy Reality?

By | January 10, 2014

Image by USACE European District There is a pro- vaccination article circulating the internet right now.  You may have seen it — most people have.  It was originally published at “Voices for Vaccines,” and later republished on Slate, Jezebel, and several smaller blogs.  The blogosphere is abuzz with this story.  It’s called “Growing Up Unvaccinated.” Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Why the Anti-Vaccine Movement Exists

By | August 26, 2013

  Image by USACE European District You should know right up front that this isn’t a research-based post.  I’m not trying to sway anyone to believe anything in particular about vaccines.  What I’m trying to do is explain to those who believe strongly in vaccines why there is an anti- vaccine movement in the first place. Read More

The Media on Tetanus: Teaching or Scaring?

By | July 24, 2013

By Jessica, Contributing Writer A recent story circulated fb about a young boy almost dying from tetanus. The essence of the article was to scare parents into vaccinating their children.  Captured perfectly by the title: Parents’ fear of vaccinations nearly killed their son. When the media ran this story, it could have done two things: 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

The Myth of Vaccine Injury

By | October 2, 2012

Image by USACE European District I hear it everyday: “ Vaccines Are Safe.” In its most simplest terms, you will hear: “ Vaccines are safe.” In the most thought-out terms, you will hear: “The benefits outweigh the risks.” Rarely will you hear (from mainstream media and our medical system): “ Vaccines have not been proven Read More

Why We Still Don’t Vaccinate (Fear is a Powerful Motivator)

By | September 28, 2012

 zBlake Patterson via Compfight I’ve shared extensively on vaccines, including an entire series on what they contain, and posts looking at each disease and each vaccine and weighing the risks and benefits of each.  I’ve also shared that our family doesn’t vaccinate. This year, pertussis is epidemic across many parts of the country, including in Read More

No Shots, No School, Not True

By | September 15, 2012

123freevectors.com It’s that time of year again. Back to School. And with that comes Back To School Shots. It was hard for me to read all the posts on Facebook leading up to back-to-school shots. “Just brought Sally in for her Kindergarten shots. I don’t know who cried more, me or her” “School shots today. Read More

Vaccine Injustice in WV

By | September 15, 2012

UNICEF Sverige via Compfight I don’t often post news-related pieces, but this strongly bothers me.  There are states in this country where getting a vaccine exemption is difficult or even basically impossible.  West Virginia is one of those states.  It offers only medical exemptions, and these are notoriously difficult to get (the reader who shared Read More

Encouraging Motherhood through Awareness

By | May 26, 2012

  Image by thechilderness.com Motherhood & Encouragement When I think of motherhood, I am always reminded of how much mothers need encouragement. Especially when our children are sick. As a mother of 4 young children, some of my greatest encouragement has come when my children aren’t feeling well. It’s always comforting to have a friend or family Read More

Vaccine Series Wrap-Up

By | May 23, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome! This is the sixteenth and final 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, Risk-Benefit Analysis: DTaP, Risk-Benefit Analysis: Chicken Pox, Hib, Flu,  Risk-Benefit Read More

How to Protect Unvaccinated Children

By | May 9, 2012

Image by USACE European District Welcome! This is the fourteenth 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, Risk-Benefit Analysis: DTaP, Risk-Benefit Analysis: Chicken Pox, Hib, Flu,  Risk-Benefit Read More

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