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5 Types of Vaccine-Hesitant Parents

Special thanks to C. Mary Healy, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in infectious disease at Texas Children’s Hospital and director of the Vaccinology and Maternal Immunization Center for Vaccine Awareness Research, for this guest blog post sharing strategies to communicate with vaccine-hesitant parents during National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). 697 more words


Thanks for #TeamVax, CDC!

CDC have you done lost your mind?  What were the big brains in Atlanta thinking when they decided that the largest public health organization in the nation needed to stoop to meme-speak? 463 more words

School cafeterias serving up healthier lunches

(ABC News) — School lunches have been attacked in the past for being less than healthy, but it seems the offerings have turned a corner. 114 more words


Book Review: Polio: An American Story

Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another must read for anyone entering the biological sciences..! A great medical history book that really gives an insight into the human fight against the Poliovirus that left children permanently disabled, and sometimes in an iron-lung. 30 more words


The Vast Majority of U.S. Kids Are Vaccinated

Vaccines are one of the most effective tools for preventing serious diseases in childhood and later in life, and new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows most children in the U.S. 457 more words

Antibiotic Resistance Trends

Hello loyal readers – I have a post in the works about everyone’s favorite controversial science topic that isn’t climate change – vaccines! But until then, here’s an interesting addendum to my last post on antibiotic resistance. 48 more words