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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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Mar
5

Getting Back on Track after ScienceOnline…

written by Tara Haelle

I tried to plan ahead for this, but the best laid plans… After attending the excellent American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago in mid-February, I barely had enough time to recover (especially while 35 weeks pregnant!) before I was off again for another event, ScienceOnline, the most intense conference I attend […]

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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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May
20

Another study supports the public health community’s blind spot on cosleeping and bedsharing

written by Tara Haelle

Another cosleeping/bedsharing* study came out today, and I expect to see this one getting lots of press, as it well should. It pulls together data from five previous studies, making it the largest study to date on this issue. It clearly lays out the risks for SIDS for babies who share a bed with parents, […]

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