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Sep
24

A Q&A with me about vaccines, health communication & immunization legislation

written by Tara Haelle

As you’ve probably noticed by the recent erratic posting on this blog, I’ve been crazy busy. Some has been good — lots of new assignments and new opportunities — and some has been challenging — family health issues — but it’s all made it difficult to blog as regularly as I want to, and I […]

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Feb
12

Musings on Measles and Ebola

written by Tara Haelle

Hello readers! It probably seems odd for me to be so quiet in the midst of the current measles outbreak, but I’ve been immersed in book writing until the past few days. As I continue wrapping up loose ends after finishing up the writing of the book, I’m publishing a guest post by occupational medicine […]

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Feb
2

If you haven’t yet read Roald Dahl’s letter about measles, you should now

written by Tara Haelle

I’ve been so immersed in finishing up the book that I’ve been unable to devote much time, attention or writing to the ongoing measles outbreak that stemmed from exposures at Disneyland. BELIEVE me I have a lot to say, and my mind has been swirling, but I’ve been forcing myself to remain focused on the […]

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Jan
20

Mickey Mouse’s Measles Mean Trouble

written by Tara Haelle

Today is a super-short post because I’m deep in bookland, but I wanted to direct readers’ attention to the post I wrote at Forbes about the most recent outbreak of measles, “Disneyland Measles Outbreak: It Is Indeed a Small World After All.” Since I wrote that on Tuesday, the number of cases have grown to […]

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Feb
1

8 Reasons You Are Wrong About Not Vaccinating Your Daughter

written by Guest Author

When Kathy McGrath came across an article listing 8 reasons the author had not vaccinated his daughter, it reminded her of her own search to find good information about vaccines when her daughter was born. Now, years later, she fully understands how and why vaccines are safe, effective ways to protect children from many diseases. […]

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Sep
10

Even being undervaccinated puts children at risk for pertussis, study finds

written by Tara Haelle

Perhaps you’ve heard that Texas, the closest thing I have to a “home” state, has been experiencing a series of disease outbreaks — involving illnesses that can be prevented with vaccines. As much as I love the Lone Star State, I’m grateful not to be there at the moment and concerned for friends and family […]

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Oct
30

What’s this meningitis outbreak all about?

written by Tara Haelle

Why are so many people getting (and dying) of meningitis? Isn’t there a vaccine for meningitis? Can I get it? Could I get this meningitis? If you’ve paid any attention to science or health news — or even just the general news — lately, you’ve probably heard about the meningitis outbreak that’s been going on. […]

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