Infographic: The Flu and You

 Posted by on March 10, 2013  2 Responses »
Mar 102013
 
Infographic: The Flu and You

I was made aware of this great flu infographic at OnlineEducation.net and I am happy to share this with all of my readers. Really helpful and informative. We need more of these, preferably for each vaccine-preventable disease. Kudos to the nice folks who created this and allowed us to share it with all of you.

Oct 012012
 
ABC calls out lazy reporting by other media outlet

In a, what has become rare, example of good health-related journalism, ABC’s Mediawatch has aired a scathing, no-holds-barred critique of the “balanced reporting” many so-called news outlets lazily resort to, in order to appear as if they’re doing what they are supposed to. Click here to watch the clip and share it on your social networks.

Mar 012012
 
FDA approves first ever quadrivalent flu vaccine

The FDA has approved the first ever, quadrivalent flu vaccine. All flu vaccines in circulation today are trivalent, they protect against two strains of flu, generally to type A and one type B strain. The new vaccine will protect against four strains, two A and two B therefore increasing protection and the probability of the vaccine matching the actual flu strain in circulation. Here is the text of the full FDA Media Release (links added). FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Feb. 29, 2012 Media Inquiries: Rita Chappelle, 301-796-4672, rita.chappelle@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA approves first quadrivalent vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza FluMist Quadrivalent, a ———->FULL ARTICLE

Sep 072011
 

Some doctors are taking a stand in a controversial way. Here’s a short NBC Today segment discussing the choice some pediatrician’s are making to refuse to see children of parents who refuse to vaccinate.   Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy