Ep370: Interviewed on Louie Free Show

Just wanted to share my interview from the Louie B Free Radio Show on June 6, 2019. I share a little bit about growing up in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We also talk about medical topics like medicine &social media, the perceived fear of vaccines, the 2019 Measles epidemic in the USA, the inappropriate use of antibiotics for viral infections, the concerning cost of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs, hospice and end of life care, the dangers of genetic testing, and more!
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We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger in rooms even after a sick person has left — and can lead to serious complications, this is really alarming. There is a simple way to help: get more people immunized. How many children receive vaccines? Most children in the US are immunized. Only a little more than 1% of children have no immunizations....
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Most commercially available enzyme immunoassay-based methods have limited sensitivity to detect antibody responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in vaccinated individuals, who produce lower antibody levels than those with natural infection. However, more sensitive methods are either not commercially available or less amenable to high-throughput testing. The BioPlex 2200 measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) IgG assay (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA) is an automated high-throughput platform based on the microsphere Luminex technology that measures antibodies against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella virus...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Immunoassays Source Type: research
Conclusions: Education plays an important role in shaping the attitudes and responsible behaviour of future physicians. They need to acquire reliable knowledge to persuade their patients as practitioners to use the most effective means of primary prevention of infectious diseases. A change of attitude is needed to stop the route of infection through vaccination, to protect not only their own health but also that of their environment and thus of their patients. Orv Hetil. 2019; 160(30): 1193-1199. PMID: 31327246 [PubMed - in process]
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Recent measles epidemics in US and European cities where vaccination coverage has declined are providing a harsh reminder for the need to maintain protective levels of immunity across the entire population. Vaccine uptake rates have been declining in large part because of public misinformation regarding a possible association between measles vaccination and autism for which there is no scientific basis. The purpose of this article is to address a new misinformed antivaccination argument —that measles immunity is undesirable because measles virus is protective against cancer.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Special article Source Type: research
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Freedom of Religion Whooping Cough Medicine and Health Measles Law and Legislation Mumps Epidemics Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news
New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Freedom of Religion State Legislatures Politics and Government Epidemics Medicine and Health Biel, Jessica New York State Source Type: news
Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases.
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Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news
[MSF] New York/Kinshasa -Mobilization of vaccinations and treatment key in curbing deadliest measles outbreak in years
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NEW YORK — Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. Most are from outbreaks in New York in Orthodox Jewish communities. The nation last saw this many cases in 1992, when more than 2,200 were reported. Once common in the U.S., measles became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade ago, there were fewer than 100 cases a year. Overall vaccination rat...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime Source Type: news
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