Health and Science News for Parents
May
16

My TEDx Oslo Transcript: Why Do Parents Fear Vaccines?

written by Tara Haelle

This is the transcript of my TEDx Oslo talk, for those wanting to read instead of watch or who are unable to watch. Anyone is welcome to translate this talk into other languages as long as it appears with my name and the fact that it is a TEDx Oslo talk. (Ex: A TEDx Oslo talk […]

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Apr
23

Vaccine hesitancy after the measles outbreak: Where do we go from here?

written by Tara Haelle

The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December is officially over, the CDC reported last week. Between that announcement and this week’s European Immunization Week and National Infant Immunization Week in the U.S., it’s an opportune time to reflect on what the winter measles outbreak might mean in a broader social context in the […]

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Jul
1

When reporting with “false balance” strikes in my home state, I take it personally

written by Tara Haelle

Journalism is not rocket science. But it’s also not serving fries at McDonald’s. Being a journalist — particularly a credible one — means taking on a significant responsibility. In an age where anyone can take to the Internet and spout their thoughts — right or wrong, credible or BS, intelligible or nonsensical — journalists must […]

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Jan
22

YES. The CDC childhood immunization schedule is safe. For Reals.

written by Tara Haelle

This news came out last week, but in the flurry of other health-related (especially vaccine-related) news, I haven’t had a chance to get around to it except my story at dailyRx. As you may have already heard, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report last Wednesday affirming the safety of the CDC’s childhood immunization […]

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