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HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

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…

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

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…

You Have the Power to Protect Me

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…

#ActuallyAutistic Person Speaks on Vaccines

This is hard to write. How do you write to someone who despises your very existence and yet has never met you? Someone who would…

Even in a Pandemic, We Cannot Forget the Importance of Routine Immunization

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focused on this one, novel infection. It’s almost as if time has stopped and we’ve forgotten about…

Dear Fellow Parent (An Open Letter About Autism)

I don’t want to label you an “anti-vaxxer.” That term has so many negative associations, and there is a lot more to you than that…

Anal Cancer Awareness and HPV

Editor's Note: March 21, 2020 is Anal Cancer Awareness Month. HPV causes a majority (91%) of anal cancers and is preventable through vaccination. Thank you…

Losing a Child: Unless You Lived It, You Don’t Know What It’s Like

Every year on the anniversary of Kimberly's death, her mother, Patti, bakes Italian rainbow cookies and places them on the tiny beach she's created on…

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