Health and Science News for Parents
Mar
18

Measles, Schools and Selective Exemptions: Competing Approaches to Preventing Outbreaks

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post is a guest post by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a professor of law at the University of California Hastings College of Law. She discusses two editorials published in Pediatrics today that address concerns about school exemption policies and preventing vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. This post does not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or me, Tara Haelle. I have […]

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Jul
4

Happy Fourth of July! Reasons to love America this week…

written by Tara Haelle

There are days – many days, unfortunately – when living in the U.S. frustrates or saddens or angers me. As I see black churches burning in the midst of a debate over a racist symbol following a tragedy like the Charleston shootings, it’s hard not to become despondent. When you hear presidential hopefuls making non-science based comments […]

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Oct
1

Great news about vaccine exemptions & cocooning; Update on the pertussis vaccine and epidemic

written by Tara Haelle

Last week was one of good news for vaccines and public health. A great bill was signed into law, a court ruled against a parent’s refusal to vaccinate and a recent study points out the value of vaccinating a household — especially mom — to protect a young infant from pertussis. The latest news is […]

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