Pros and Cons of Flu Vaccination

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It's Time for a Frank Discussion on Vaccinating: Don't Be a Jerk

At the same time that Jenny McCarthy is learning that people are attracted to people who vaccinate their children, Kristin Cavallari is being hailed as the next Jenny McCarthy for her public statements on how vaccines cause autism. Meanwhile, back here on planet Earth—where opinions never turn into facts, no matter how fervently we believe, no matter how personal the loss or the triumph—the growing number of parents who have chosen not to vaccinate their children is in part responsible for a resurgence in diseases long laid almost to rest. ...more
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Of Oil and Water and The Deep Unknowing

As I walked the dog yesterday, following a particularly ill-advised exchange on Facebook regarding a vitriolic "anti-vaxxers" blog post, I struggled to tease out the strings of what bothers me so much about these kinds of interactions.  The same gut-burning, chest-tightening, jaw-clenching feelings came over me yesterday that do when I encounter anti-choice protestors or read stories about the Westboro Baptist Church and their hateful acts against homosexuals. It seemed to me that there was some wisdom in my body that wasn't making it through to my brain. ...more

I'm Coming Out too...will you?

I read this article, blog, whatever you want to call it the other day and when I was finished I practically stood up and shouted, "Finally!"  To summarize, JJ Watt gives her opinion on being pro-vaccine for her children.  She backs it up with facts on how immunizations are really only effective with herd immunity, and that the theory that shots, specifically the MMR, cause autism has been disproven time and time again.  ...more

To Vaccinate or Not: The Legal Requirements

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Childhood Vaccinations: The Truth Minus the Bias

What a heated controversy vaccinations are these days. Seems that everyone gets their child vaccinated when they're told to because that's what is logical and best for bumpkin - but, what if it wasn't so good for bumpkin? How would you know and how could you be sure the information you got was accurate, reliable and factual? Such is the problem I've run into while determining whether vaccinations are a healthy choice for my little one. Everyone has an opinion about vaccinations, I just want the facts so I can then form a sound opinion....more

Still No Parent Instruction Manual For Kids!

When babies are born, parents learn instantly that they are alone with no instruction manual to help them care for and guide them in parenting their children. The zillions of pieces of unsolicited advice are also not much help. Skills honed over a lifetime prove to be insufficient against the omniscient child brain. For example, those of us who are lawyers who seldom lose an argument in court or at a negotiation table cannot win one at home....more

Baby Vaccinations

We all have at least heard something regarding the endless debates over the past couple of years, that have been centered around baby vaccinations.  As a new parent, I tried to read up on as much information that I could, and also spoke to some of our friends in the medical field to make up my mind about having my son receive all of his vaccinations....more

Vaccinations, dorm shopping, test scores, oh my!

So my university requires a million and one vaccinations. Well, at least that's what it feels like. I am so happy that my mom keeps record of all the vaccinations I've had somewhere that we can find because otherwise I would have gone to get another Tdap vaccination...or been kicked out of school and living homeless on the streets. Not really for the homeless part...but sometimes I feel like that's what's going to happen if I miss something. I went to Ikea yesterday and was completely overwhelmed....more