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Food poisoning and raw goat's milk…raw foodies beware!

BOULDER, CO. (Where else would you expect?!) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has verified that an outbreak of food poisoning that has sickened 30 people and hospitalized 2 children is due to consumption of raw (unpasteurized) goat’s milk from a local goat dairy farm. The unpasteurized milk contained Campylobacter and E coli […]

Whooping cough alert

About every 3-5 years, there is a surge in whooping cough (pertussis) cases. And, unfortunately, it looks like 2010 may be a big year for this little bug. California is reporting triple the amount of cases this year  since January and 4 infant deaths. So what is this disease? Whooping cough is caused by a […]

Expecting 411, T-5 and counting

Well, the big day is just around the corner. Okay, it’s five days away, but who’s counting?! Expecting 411 makes its debut this Saturday, May 8 at local Austin indie bookstore, BookPeople. It will show up at Amazon and in bookstores nationwide in the weeks to come! Finally!!! (After two years of writing this book, […]

Jenny McCarthy changes her mind?

Those of you who follow this blog and read my books know that I have never supported Jenny McCarthy's claims that her son developed autism from vaccines. Despite the overwhelming lack of scientific evidence, her "mission" to improve public awareness and draw attention to herself has been a pretty successful campaign. More parents are freaked […]

In the news today…

My hometown is making some shocking news today. On one side of town, a small plane crashed into a building. You probably saw it on CNN. Devastating. On the other side of town, the British researcher whose MMR vaccine study was recently retracted from the Lancet journal and was the founder of a program for […]

Goodbye MMR Vaccine Study

Most of you reading this post have not been following this story for as long as I have. However, you may be familiar with the buzz it created. To get you up to speed: A small report on 12 patients was published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, back in 1998 regarding a concern […]