Jul 292011
Hepatitis B - Why vaccinate if it is a sexually transmitted disease?

*** I had writen this entry over a year ago, and am re-posting it since yesterday was World Hepatitis Day. A common question about vaccines has to do with Hep B and goes like this: Heb B is a sexually transmitted disease. Why am I vaccinating my newborn for it? This is not a question without merit, and a very good question to ask. Parents should always be encouraged to seek more information. So, in this entry I will try my best to scour the web for information and come up with a good answer. It is true that Hep ———->FULL ARTICLE

Jul 292011
Presidential Proclamation--World Hepatitis Day

Yesterday, July 28, 2011 was World Hepatitis Day. Below is the full text of the Presidential Proclamation, which can be accessed at the White House website. Presidential Proclamation–World Hepatitis Day WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, 2011 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Across our Nation, millions of Americans are living with viral hepatitis.  As many as three-fourths of Americans living with the disease are unaware of their status and are not receiving care and treatment for their condition.  Raising awareness about hepatitis is crucial to effectively fight stigmas, stem the tide of new infections, and ensure treatment ———->FULL ARTICLE

Mar 032011

Last week, I began my 4-part report on the book launch for Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children, held at New York University. In part 1, I covered the ten-minute introduction by the book’s co-authors, Louise Habakus and Mary Holland. In this second installment,  I’ll look at the first of the three panel discussions. I apologize if I seem to editorialize a little more  or become snarkier in part 2, but some of the statements made by the panel were quite audacious and difficult to treat as ———->FULL ARTICLE