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  • Randy Blaser: The choice not to vaccinate is a false one

    I never got the measles vaccine. But that wasn't by choice. Unlike the growing number of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children because they think vaccines are harmful or will cause autism, my parents had no say in the matter. There was no...
  • Can't we all just follow the science?

    Politics is a funny business. And totally unpredictable. Just when it looks like some politician is riding high, you never know what unexpected event might trip them up. Look at Chris Christie and Rand Paul. They were riding high on their way to 2016 this...
  • Children who are not vaccinated

    When I was growing up in the 1950s, my siblings and I contracted the measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, scarlet fever and other so-called childhood illnesses because there was no way to prevent them, other than quarantine. My sister came close...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Vaccination time for schoolchildren

     
    As the calendar turns to August, it may not be time for back-to-school just yet, but it is time to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Pennsylvania education regulations require parents or guardians to make sure their children's...
  • Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious

    Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious
    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola. And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
  • Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date

    Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date
    No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties have revved up their...
  • Commentary: Vaccinating children against HPV can prevent cancer

    The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for 17,000 cancers in women and 9,000 cancers in men every year. In the United States alone, over 4,000 women will die of the disease. It's important to highlight that almost all of these dangerous, and...
  • Enterovirus D-68 infection confirmed in L.A. County

    Enterovirus D-68 infection confirmed in L.A. County
    It was an announcement local doctors figured they might hear before long: that kids in Los Angeles County had been diagnosed with a mysterious virus known to have sickened hundreds of children in the U.S. this year. On Wednesday, officials at the Los...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school
    The Lehigh Valley may have its first case of enterovirus D68, which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the country and may be associated with the deaths of four people. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Allentown Diocese, said Wednesday morning a...