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What You Don’t Know About Hepatitis Can Hurt You

More than four million Americans are living with viral hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how the three types...


Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Every parent wants to do what's best for their children. In honor of National Infant Immunization Week 2018, we've outlined some of the top reasons experts give for immunizing...


Shingles Vaccine is the Silver Lining of Turning 50

After watching both my 73-year-old mother and my 18-year-old daughter suffer with shingles, I would do almost anything to avoid it. And last year, when a new and more...


How Flu Strains are Selected for the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Each Year

Did you ever wonder how the flu strains are selected for the seasonal vaccine every year? A lot more goes into the decision than you might think!


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

Emily was a college student when she called home complaining of a headache - 36 hours later she passed away due to serogroup B meningococcal disease, but her organ...


Most Popular Posts of 2017 Address Flu, Vaccine Safety, Disease Outbreaks and Maternal Vaccines

In these final days of 2017, we hope you will revisit the top ten posts from the past year and share them with others in your social networks.  They address such pressing...


Flu Vaccine Benefits Go Beyond Effectiveness of One Strain

There seems to be a lot of speculation recently about how effective the influenza (flu) vaccine will be at preventing cases of influenza this season. It's important to understand...


Vaccine Hesitancy Often Tied to Moral Foundations of Liberty and Purity

Recent behavioral research suggests that there is often a moral difference between people who accept vaccines and people who refuse them.  Parents who are most reluctant to vaccinate appear...


In “The Pathological Optimist” Wakefield Profits From False Hope and a Disproved Autism-MMR Hypothesis

"The Pathological Optimist" follows Wakefield on a cross-country, money-seeking tour targeting parents of children with autism. He isn’t raising money for research on autism’s causes or cures. Rather, he’s...


Evaluating the Safety of Flu Vaccination in Pregnancy

The decision to get a flu vaccination in pregnancy is one that should be based on a complete evaluation of the scientific evidence that is available.