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  • Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed

    Stacy Knight of Hamburg didn't get the flu shot, but her 5-year-old daughter did, and so did her parents. And yet, they all got the flu — along with a lot of other people this winter.
  • Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis

    Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis
    Deadly diseases often strike quickly and without warning, leaving behind heartbroken families and many unanswered questions. Fortunately, modern medicine provides us with access to vaccines that can prevent lethal diseases. One of the most beneficial of...

    A Yellow Brick Road for little ailing hearts

    A Yellow Brick Road for little ailing hearts
    Before Holden's less-than-perfect heart gave out last year, when he had gotten too weak to stand on his two little feet, and when he had to spend days at the hospital for one of his four surgeries, he loved to parade around the hospital floor in a...

    Why the 'I ate junk food and turned out fine' argument doesn't work

    Why the 'I ate junk food and turned out fine' argument doesn't work
    I was chatting with a father on the sidelines of a sports game the other day. He told me he doesn't believe that food impacts health, because he grew up eating bologna sandwiches and Fritos on white bread with a Twinkie for dessert. He's healthy after a...

    Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

    Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That's why she spoke at a recent legislative hearing to oppose an amendment to an...