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Mar
31

Moving toward metric to mitigate medication measuring mistakes

written by Tara Haelle

We’ve had a bad run of illness in the past several weeks, and that’s meant measuring out acetaminophen, ibuprofen, an antihistamine, an anti-nausea medication, an oral steroid, and a medication for reflux at different times for one kid or the other. In the midst of all this, a mistake was bound to happen, and it […]

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Mar
25

Why I didn’t participate in PBS Fronline’s “The Vaccine War” tweet-along

written by Tara Haelle

As I wrote about at Forbes today, PBS Frontline aired an updated version of their 2010 documentary “The Vaccine War” last night, including information about the current measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and the legislative effort in California to roll back personal belief exemptions for vaccines that allow parents to opt out of getting […]

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Mar
23

The Vaccine Page: Accurate, science-based vaccine information – without snark or judgment

written by Tara Haelle

Discussions about vaccination have always been fraught, particularly over the past decade, but the tenor of the national discussion has intensified since the Disneyland outbreak this winter has jumpstarted the nation toward what’s likely going to be a record year of cases since measles was eliminated in 2000. Yet measles cases aren’t going to stop […]

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Mar
4

Separating fact from fiction with measles and the MMR vaccine

written by Tara Haelle

At last, the book has been written (and the editing process has begun), so I will soon be able to return to regular posts. Today I’m sharing a great infographic about measles and the MMR vaccine, developed by Sylvia Wood. Her original graphic, where she also lists references, can be found here. Source: MPHOnline.org

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