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One of my favorite blogging pediatricians.

"I hope the anti-vaccine movement somehow loses steam. Perhaps America will take note of the return of long-gone illnesses and will stop treating vaccine denialism as a viewpoint worth considering. Perhaps vaccine-refusing parents will consider whether it’s worth the anxiety of knowing that a person who coughed in their grocery store two hours earlier could infect their kids as they do the week’s shopping together, and will reconsider their choices.

There is no good reason for there to be a measles outbreak in New York. Or Boston. Or LA.  But there they are.  If you missed measles and are glad it’s back, thank a vaccine-denier."
Measles was considered eliminated at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s back, thanks to the loons to refuse to vaccinate their children.
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Just think.
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My IRL pal has a question for both adoptive parents and adult adoptees. Go & give her the benefit of your wisdom.
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Untreated dyslexia takes an emotional toll on students.  In the US, we have the resources to identify and remediate dyslexic students.  Why don't we do it?

http://www.timescolonist.com/undiagnosed-dyslexia-takes-emotional-toll-expert-coming-to-victoria-says-1.624001
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The @robschneider voice-over makes this fractally-wrong  #explainer even worse. http://momswhovax.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-national-vaccine-compensation.html …@Voices4Vaccines#vaxfax
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Thank you.  I'm going out later to buy several Nasopure bottles for myself and one of my dyslexia clients who is constantly snorting.
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ZdoggMD on a new health care model and vaccinate, YO!
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Thanks to Seth Mnookin, getting a freebie bundle
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Our autistic children's lives are no less valuable than other children's lives. But they are often harder, especially when parents focus on normalizing or curing autism, rather than supporting and understanding children who depend on them. Alex Spourdalakis was subjected to invasive "cure" procedures after his mother fell for the dangerous pseudoscience of lifetime achievment in quackery winner Andrew Wakefield and his colleague Arthur Krigsman. Issy, characterized repeatedly by the media as "extremely violent," seems to have been subjected to intensive normalization therapy -- and to have been rebelling against it. Rather than feeling sorry for Issy's and Alex's parents, shouldn't we consider that they were actually making their parenting harder than it had to be -- and making their kids' lives harder as well?

http://www.blogher.com/we-cannot-excuse-parents-who-kill-autistic-children
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Great observation. I'm actually listening to the Coffee Klatsch interview with the mother this evening.  It's chilling. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecoffeeklatch/2012/12/10/the-physically-abused-parent--autism-and-mental-illness
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