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Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 26th, 2011

February 26, 2011


Good morning!  Here is this week’s selected health news (*spoiler* I hope you’re eating a big bowl of whole grains as you read this): More evidence for alcohol’s cardiovascular benefits: I had to start out with everyone’s favorite – alcohol.  Once again, researchers have concluded that consumption of alcohol in moderation is associated with a […]

Controversy Over New HPV Vaccine Guidelines

February 1, 2011


A vaccination policy statement released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics has already drawn fire from a number of anti-vaccine groups, specifically for its endorsement of vaccination against HPV infection in boys. First, let’s examine exactly what the AAP added to its guidelines regarding the HPV4 & HPV2 vaccines: “HPV4 may be administered in […]

A Quick Note on the MMR-Autism Controversy

January 18, 2011


Earlier this evening, a guest contacted me regarding a comment I made recently about the Wakefield study’s fraudulent nature.  She said she “seriously [doubts] many parents based their decision on a study by Wakefield that covered 12 children.” That’s probably a true statement – I’d bet every cent in my bank account that the majority […]