Tag Archives: vaccines

ZDoggMD’s Vlog on Vaccines: Clearer Communication

ZDoggMD’s Vlog on Vaccines: Clearer Communication

Level-headed discourse can often be difficult, so I was pleased with Zubin Damania, MD’s recent video blog and his ideas for better communication between healthcare providers and patients with concerns about vaccines. Read More

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Mayim Bialik, You Disappoint Me

Mayim Bialik, You Disappoint Me

Mayim Bialik is best known for her child acting career as the title character on Blossom. She currently plays the nerdy Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory and holds a real-life PhD in neuroscience. I really want to adore her, but then she had to go ruin it all by practicing unsafe parenting. Read More

Celebrate the Iditarod!

Today is the beginning of one of the toughest (and most egalitarian) races in the world. The Iditarod covers 1,160 snow-covered miles. The race commemorates the heroism of sled dog mushers who, against the odds, delivered serum from Anchorage to … Read More

Is The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Covering-Up An Autism-Vaccine Link?

Is The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Covering-Up An Autism-Vaccine Link?

For years–at least a decade, as it was a question among the psychology community when I studied abnormal psychology about one decade ago–there have been questions regarding why autism rates are rising. One of the many theories is that rates are not rising. Instead, the medical community has gotten better at recognizing and diagnosing Autism… Read More

One And Done: The Only-Child Phenomenon

It once was believed that a woman’s role and worth was to bear children. Throughout history it may have been the men that fought the wars but the women produced the soldiers. There was a time that most women gave birth to upwards of six times in their lives. It wasn’t so much a matter… Read More

Autism Vaccine Link Study Denounced As Fraud

Back in October we had a lively discussion here on GeekMom on the subject of vaccinations, so it seemed like a good idea to post an important update to that topic: The controversial study that linked increased occurrences of autism to childhood vaccinations has been declared a fraud by the British Medical Journal.  (The study’s… Read More

“Vaccine Risk” Put in Perspective

In honor of what appears to be Vaccine Appreciation Week around here, I found this excellent graphic about the relative risks of the HPV vaccine at the Information is Beautiful blog. HPV stands for human papillomavirus. Though not nearly as … Read More