Expert Insights and Commentary


The Controversy over Dr. Oz

By Christine Vara I have just read a very insightful article from the Chicago Tribune regarding Dr. Oz and his proliferation of medical information on both his current television...


Helping Colorado's Moms Make Educated Choices About Vaccines

By Dawn Crawford, Communications Director at the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. Parents are inundated with opinions from others these days, leaving them with a myriad a questions about how to...


Washington Post on H1N1: Experts Say Pandemic Strain Could Reemerge

By Amy Pisani It seems like we’ve been hearing less about H1N1 recently, but it’s important to be mindful of the uncertainty of this virus, and to continue to...


Art Caplan: How a zealot's word led us astray on autism

By Amy Pisani I encourage everyone to check out  the msnbc.com article by Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, “How a...


Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer on Lancet Retraction

By Amy Pisani Alison Singer, co-founder and president of the Autism Science Foundation, has written an opinion piece for CNN describing how the Wakefield study, and later the disrepute...


Parents, be more flu-aware — this year and every year

By Carol Baker, MD [Ed note: Dr. Carol Baker has blogged for Shot of Prevention on the importance of flu vaccination before. We thought her piece in the Houston...


Government Autism Committee: No Vaccine Research in 2010

By Alison Singer, President, Autism Science Foundation IACC Unanimously Approves 2010 Strategic Plan for Autism Research Autism...


Don’t Be Complacent: Influenza is Unpredictable

By Carol J. Baker, MD Carol J. Baker, MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Immediate Past President, NFID, Chair, NFID’s Childhood Influenza...


H1N1: Looking at the glass half full

By Amy Pisani I wanted to bring everyone up to speed and report back on some excellent articles that I saw over the holidays. Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of...


USA Today Highlights Vaccines in Two Recent Columns

By Amy Pisani USA Today’s Liz Szabo covered vaccines in two recent articles that you don’t want to miss.  The December 23rd article covered the broad issue of celebrities...