Science/Research


Adjusting Attitudes About The Vaccination Schedule

On Monday morning, many health reporters and news stations covered the release of a survey published in Pediatrics that addressed “Alternative Vaccination Schedule Preferences Among Parents of Young Children.”   The...


Introducing our Distinguished Scientific Advisory Board

“Knowledge and ability must be combined with ambition as well as with a sense of honesty and a severe conscience.”  Carl Remigius Fresenius – German analytical chemist This past week, I’ve...


Personal Experience Inspires Advocacy

As we continue to highlight vaccine advocates this week, we wanted to illustrate how personal experience often inspires advocacy.  Thanks to the efforts of The History of Vaccines – a website which explores...


Willrich Discusses The History of Smallpox

Sometimes it’s in the context of forced vaccinations.  Sometimes it’s in the context of disease eradication.  However, in various debates regarding the morality, ethics, safety and effectiveness of vaccines, the...


Small Change Making a Big Difference to Autism Research

It’s no surprise that the vaccine conversation often involves the word autism. While numerous studies have failed to show a casual link between vaccines and autism, there is still...


Parental Concerns Regarding Vaccine Exemptions

Vaccine exemptions. They’re something many parents are concerned about, and many want to be informed about. Just this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their latest...


Diseases Are Often Just a Plane Ride Away

Like it or not, global health impacts us all. For all the complaining we do as Americans, it’s easy to see that, by comparison to other nations, we have...


Once a Childhood Rite of Passage, Chickenpox is Vaccine Preventable

Most adults recall their experiences with chickenpox with great detail.  I remember that I was visiting my grandparents in Florida and they had planned to bring me to a...


Listing vaccine ingredients and understanding them. There's a difference.

Unfortunately, the vaccination rate in the state of Maine has declined from 90% to less than 80% in the past 10 years.  Now, two vaccine bills may further threaten vaccine rates in the...


A New Host for a Persistent Virus

We’ve all heard of computer viruses, but last week I was struck with a new virus.  This time on my Twitter account. It came to me in the most...