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  • On Jonas Salk's 100th birthday, a celebration of his polio vaccine

    On Jonas Salk's 100th birthday, a celebration of his polio vaccine
    Few scientific achievements have had as swift and dramatic effect — and been surrounded by as much myth — as the development of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk, who would have turned 100 on Tuesday.
  • Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis

    Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis
    The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children. Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...

    6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola

    6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola
    Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United...

    Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

     Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD
    If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...

    There's no debate -- kids should be vaccinated

    There's no debate --  kids should be vaccinated
    The number of people who have found God in the last 10 years has risen dramatically. That is, if we're talking about people who cite religion for exempting their school-age kids from state-required vaccinations. But that trend isn't about faith. And...