Adults


Mother’s Day Lost

Today we highlight a new blog called Vaccines Rock, which is part of a new national campaign from Meningitis Angel’s called “Don’t Wait 2 Late 2 Vaccinate!” The blog...


Nurses Help Bring Immunity to Our Communities

It’s National Nurses Week and the theme for this year is “Nurses: Leading the Way.”   Whether nurses are employed in private practices, health clinics, hospitals or schools, they...


Meningitis Outbreaks Amidst College Students

I was saddened to hear about another college student who died at the hands of meningitis.  According to a report on NBC News, a 19-year-old Drexel University student, Stephanie Lynn Ross, died...


Measles Outbreaks Are Concerning, Even to the Vaccinated

Last week  New York City health officials announced that there was a measles outbreak in Manhattan and the Bronx. So far they have identified 16 cases of measles, representing...


Vaccines Help In the Fight Against Cancer

Vaccines do more than just boost our immune system against dangerous bacteria, viruses or parasites.  They can also help prevent and treat various types of cancer. In acknowledgement of...


Making the Case for Meningitis Vaccination

Last month there was a great deal of concern regarding several meningitis outbreaks on college campuses.  The first to really gain attention were the seven cases at Princeton University.  While it is typical for meningitis...


It's Easy to Find a Flu Vaccine with HealthMap Vaccine Finder

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week and  it’s likely that some people haven’t received their flu shots yet. You should know that flu season has officially arrived and some states have already begun...


Victims Katie Couric Neglected To Mention In Her Discussion of HPV

A few weeks ago I wrote about the fact that Katie Couric’s new daytime television show Katie was planning to air a segment about HPV vaccine.  After hearing the proposed line-up for the show...


Fighting the Flu One Text at a Time

This guest post was provided by Text4baby, a service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.   With 99% of all text messages being read and 90% read within...


Map Diseases in Your Area with HealthMap

This guest post was written by Jane Huston, a program coordinator for HealthMap at Boston Children’s Hospital and manager of the HealthMap Vaccine Finder, a project that aims to increase adult immunization...