Sugar Overload

  We have addressed the many ways in which excess sugar consumption impacts health many times before on The PediaBlog.¬†We know that eating and drinking too much sugar increases the risks in children AND adults for the complications of overweight and obesity,...

Let’s Get Real

  “What’s with all the anti-vaxxers out there?” I’ve been asked a lot recently, as if the people who spread cynical, science-free anti-vaccine propaganda on TV, in print, and all over social media suddenly materialized out of thin air....

Measles Update — 2019

(CDC — Updated 3/28/19)   In January, we checked in on Clark County, Washington after Governor Jay Inslee declared a public health emergency because of a measles outbreak. Vaccine hesitancy and refusal were threatening to turn back decades of remarkable...

“Where Are You Going To Go?”

  If the volume of my social media traffic is any indication, then a news story published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week spooked a lot of pediatricians and parents. Last Thursday, reporters David Templeton and Don Hopey revealed an unusually high...

Vaccine Alternatives

  “Because we know that sometimes, an essential oil is better than science,” Sara Petty doesn’t waste time finding “the best vaccination alternatives already on the market”: There aren’t any. Vaccinate your children.   Dr....