Jenny McCarthy–actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist–is set to start her gig as co-host of ABC’s The View in September. It raises some interesting questions: Does visibility lead to credibility? Who gets to be considered a “reliable source”? And what are our responsibilities as adults and/or parents in all of this?
In 2007, the General Assembly passed a law requiring girls to be vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus before entering the sixth grade. Now, two bills before the General Assembly would repeal that requirement.
One of the big scoops in health news right now is the development of a home HPV test for the ladies. Which is great–as long as you know enough to use it.