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The current measles outbreak and the importance of vaccines

An unnecessary, completely avoidable outbreak of Measles in the United States. First, the science. Measles vaccination protects against measles.  The measles vaccine, and so many other vaccines, are some of the biggest successes in public health, leading to almost 100% decreases in the incidence of a wide range of fatal and disabling infectious disease.   […]

Collaborative health research

HEALTHy 2015!

Happy and healthy new year to all. Looking forward, looking back, resolutions, predictions. There’s so much of that as the old year winds down and the new year comes in, and I decided to take my pick. I’m looking forward to more collaborations in 2015 – both in the sense of projects to work on, […]

Anti-psychotics children

Deciding which meds are best for each child

“One Drug or 2? Parents See Risk but Also Hope”, a recent article in the NYTimes, caught my attention because of its focus on pediatric medication use. The article portrays the issues around the decision to add an antipsychotic medication, Risperdal, to a daily regime of Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and begins with […]

Available on iBooks - What Pharmacists Need to Know About Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Now available on iBooks!

“What Pharmacists Need to Know About Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities”, available on iBooks           iBooks lets you browse books and download them directly to your Mac®, iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod® touch. The same content as the print book with the added convenience of Interactive Images with callouts, pan-and-zoom, and pop-overs. […]

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