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Flu Season 2010-11: What to Know to Stay Healthy

To ward off the virus, get a flu shot now. There’s no need to miss school or work this flu season By Angela Haupt Posted: August 26, 2010 Perhaps no flu season in recent memory has been as hyped and harrowing as last year’s, when swine flu infected millions and vaccine shortages led to long [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 16th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on Flu Season 2010-11: What to Know to Stay Healthy

Deadly Whooping Cough, Once Wiped Out, Is Back

by NPR Staff California is in the midst of its worst outbreak of whooping cough in a half-century. More than 2,700 cases have been reported so far this year — eight times last year’s number at this point. Seven of the victims, all infants, have died. And here’s what really worries pediatricians like USC’s Harvey [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 15th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on Deadly Whooping Cough, Once Wiped Out, Is Back

Dr. Harvey Karp, The “Happiest Baby” author on his autism theory

He’s best known as the creator of the best-selling Happiest Baby on the Block series of books and DVDs, but for the past twenty years Dr. Harvey Karp has been tackling something even tougher than a toddler temper tantrum: endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs are found in almost every product we have in our homes [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 14th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on Dr. Harvey Karp, The “Happiest Baby” author on his autism theory

What Really Causes Autism? Thousands of Parents Blame Vaccines, and Are Taking on the Medical Establishment

Tens of thousands of parents are refusing to accept the medical research that shows little correlation between vaccines and autism. “There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 13th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on What Really Causes Autism? Thousands of Parents Blame Vaccines, and Are Taking on the Medical Establishment

Cracking the Autism Riddle: Toxic Chemicals, A Serious Suspect in the Autism Outbreak

Over the past 30 years, toxic chemicals, like Teflon, plastics, and formaldehyde have increasingly invaded our homes. We used to think these substances were harmless, but a rising tide of evidence has turned the spotlight on chemical exposures as a possible poison to our children’s developing brains. One group of substances of particular concern is [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 12th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on Cracking the Autism Riddle: Toxic Chemicals, A Serious Suspect in the Autism Outbreak

Cracking The Autism Riddle: Common Sense About Vaccines And Autism

All sorts of arguments are thrown around to persuade parents that shots threaten their children with autism. I’d like to discuss 4 of the commonly repeated concerns, 3 flawed…and 1 that I think has merit. 1) Too many shots can overwhelm a child and cause autism. No! Babies get more vaccines today than 30 years [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 9th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on Cracking The Autism Riddle: Common Sense About Vaccines And Autism

Cracking the Autism Riddle: “Vaccine Theory” Fades as a New Idea Emerges

This is the first post in a series of three about autism and vaccines. If a foreign government were suspected of doing something that caused brain problems to 1/166 American children our nation would immediately and vigorously respond…and even go to war! Well, our children are under a mysterious assault that is causing 1/166 to [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16+00:00August 8th, 2015|Medical Topics|Comments Off on Cracking the Autism Riddle: “Vaccine Theory” Fades as a New Idea Emerges