August 2020

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  • Can I quote you on that?

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    As we all wrap up National Immunization Awareness Month, Karen talks to loyal listener Amy about her son’s organ transplant and then quizzes her to see if she can spot a fake quote about vaccines versus a real one. Karen and Nathan also talk about de-platforming, especially the de-platforming of a certain disease from an […]

  • HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

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    A couple of years ago I was waiting in a clinic to see my physician for a normal well check.  When a nurse I had never met came in to check my vitals, she started with small talk.  “How are you doing today?” she asked. Instead of mentioning the weather or the big game by […]

  • Vaccinate Yourself and Your Family: Call, Don’t Delay

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    The importance of continued routine vaccination is critical to ensuring we protect ourselves, our families and our communities.  This year more than ever it is critical that everyone who can get a flu shot, get one as hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices will still be stretched caring for COVID-19 patients.   As the nation anxiously waits […]

  • Right On Time

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    With my first child, I chose to delay and selectively vaccinate. I considered myself reasonably well-informed, and saw this as a way to mitigate perceived risks. However, when my daughter turned one, still behind on her jabs, I wavered on vaccinating her at all and eventually decided not to continue her immunizations, even on the […]

  • You Have the Power to Protect Me

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    I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 9 years old. I receive IV infusions of a Crohn’s medication at the hospital every 8 weeks. My Crohn’s medicine keeps my disease in remission, but the other effect is lowering my immune system. Because my immune system is lowered, I rely on other people to […]