Archives: vaccines

Health, family, and celebrity “experts”

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?

Bills would repeal HPV vaccine requirement

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.

She’s (not) having a baby

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.