Informed Choice Articles

The Oversanitization of America: Are Antibacterial Products Helping Or Hurting?

“Kill those bugs!” appears to be a slogan that germ-phobic Americans have fanatically adopted. And merchants have responded with zeal. If you visit the soap, detergent, or health and skin-care aisle of any store, you’d swear that malicious...

Autism: Is There a Vaccine Connection?

According to the California Department of Developmental Services, the rate of children diagnosed with full-syndrome autism between 1999 and 2002 nearly doubled from 10,360 to 20,377. The report further revealed that “between Dec. 31, 1987, a...

A Letter (AUTISM)

Date: May 19, 2005 Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD President, Institute of Medicine 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC 20001 Dear Doctor Fineberg: I am writing you as a fellow physician to ask you to withdraw...

Autism: The Silent Enemy

“…Despite overwhelming evidence that MERCURY in vaccines containing thimerosal contributes largely to neurodevelopmental disorders in children, health authorities and medical specialty societies (such as the CDC, FDA, Public Health Department,...

Also labeled: Issue #07

ADD / ADHD Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

ADD and ADHD—such commonly used diagnoses in today’s world that they have virtually become a part of every teacher’s vocabulary list. But is this “mental disorder” as common as we have been lead to believe, or is it often a...

Whose Prescription Is It, Anyway?

Attention Deficit Disorder and Ritalin The boy is 14 years old and has one of the most severe cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD) that I have seen as a pediatrician. He fidgets; there are nonstop hand gestures, leg swinging and...

Antibiotics and the Aware Parent

Acute Otitis Media is the most common upper respiratory condition treated in pediatric offices and the treatment of this condition continues to be the most controversial in the medical community (1-3). The majority of children...

Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Ultrasound: high-frequency sound waves that travel at 10 to 20 million cycles per second. The pattern of echo waves creates a picture of tissue and bone. In 1987, UK radiologist H.D. Meire, who had been performing pregnancy scans for 20...

Also labeled: Issue #01, Pregnancy & Birth