June 25 2014

I know I’m asking for trouble but…

I can’t believe people are not more concerned with the current measles outbreaks, or dare I say, epidemic? I know some of you will now tune me out but that’s okay. Doctors are proponents of public health, not just our own patients’ health. We are SO blessed to live in a country with excellent medical care and resources. Yeah, not perfect, but where would you rather get your medical care from….So I, like many other dedicated and caring physicians, will keep fighting the good fight, trying to educate and empower you all to make the best informed decisions for your child and for your own health. Please read web posts with a critical eye and not get caught up in the “passion” of the post. Consider the science, sample size, statistical significance, bibliographies, other collaborating articles…….Measles kills, as do infections from meningitis, polio, diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough (yeah, another huge outbreak this year). There really is no conspiracy. I’m just old enough to have seen firsthand what some of these diseases have done to otherwise healthy and beautiful children.