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What Would Trump’s Vaccine Safety Commission Reveal?

by Pratik Chougule, JD A presidential vaccine safety commission led by Robert Kennedy, Jr. could raise questions about the incentives driving vaccine recommendations. I investigate some of these elements in my recent piece in The American Conservative. My interest in the issue did not stem from any personal experience with autism or vaccine injury. Nor, contrary to the speculation, did I engage the issue because
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The Politics of a Vaccine Safety Commission — Episode 103

#103 — The Politics of a Vaccine Safety Commission ** February 21, 2017 Guest // Pratik Chougule, JD ** Hosts // Robert J. Krakow, Esq and Louise Kuo Habakus Is it a good idea to convene a presidential vaccine safety commission? We just finished reading a cogent, probing, and well-researched article: “Why the Kennedy-DeNiro Vaccine Challenge Matters” whose author says, “Yes.” Pratik Chougule, JD, executive editor of
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Vaccination Questions Answered: Red Bank Event Recap 1/24/17

by Louise Kuo Habakus Fearless Parent’s much anticipated and coveted “A Conversation about Childhood Vaccination” event at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ on 1/24/17 was everything we hoped for. We’re happy to share highlights, including the program and lots of photos now (scroll down) and hopefully video very soon. Please comment below if you’d like to share feedback or stories. And we’re happy to
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Get This Incredible 7 eBook Bundle!

To celebrate our sold out event, A Conversation about Childhood Vaccination, on January 24, 2017 in Red Bank, New Jersey, we want you to share in the excitement.   The gift of ♥ +  information Our hope is to continue reaching out to parents in this way, in their communities. The journey starts with the heart-centered intention to share vitally important information. My generous publisher
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Millions of Kids Vape But Are E-Cigs Safe?

Editor’s note: When Laurence first approached me to work on an e-cig post, I wasn’t so interested. Yes, thousands of vape storefronts seem to have proliferated overnight but they’re for adults not kids, right? Wrong! Don’t assume that regulators have been ahead of the wave. Buyer, and parents, beware.  by Laurence Banville, Esq Vape anyone? There are more than 460 e-cigarette brands on the
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Feminism and the Election: The Gift of Acceleration

by Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed endlessly. “FUCK TRUMP” was the choice mantra of this movement. The perplexed Nepalese driver turned and
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A Medical Doctor Unconventionalized by Autism — Episode 100

#100 — A Medical Doctor Unconventionalized by Autism ** November 30, 2016 Guest // Andrea Libutti, MD ** Host // Mary Coyle, DI Hom When she was told that her 20-month-old son had autism, Andrea Libutti MD was devastated. Therapists said he would never communicate with others, nor would he ever form meaningful relationships. Still, Andrea refused to accept that dim prognosis and instead embarked
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When to Roar: Teaching Kids About Wildlife

by Brooke Faulkner It’s time to have “the talk” with your kid. It might be tricky. You don’t want him to feel like he’s done anything wrong, but his behavior makes it very clear that it’s time. Oh no, not that talk. I’m talking about the other animal conversation: the “you can’t pull the cat’s tail” and the “don’t walk up to strange dogs
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The Antidote to Electromagnetic Radiation? PEMF Therapy

by Louise Kuo Habakus It’s time for an electrosmog protection plan called PEMF or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy or just plain “pulsed field.” The cell phone is the most adopted consumer technology ever. Just because these devices, and the requisite WiFi and cellular radiation that brings them to life, are indispensable, coveted, and omnipresent, however, doesn’t mean they’re safe. This post is not about building the
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Emotional Competence for Children’s Mental Health

by Louise Kuo Habakus If your child is a chatty Cathy or Charles, this post may not be for you. But some of us have kids who may not be (appropriately) expressive for a variety of reasons. These could include personality or disposition; language or developmental delays; and emotional issues or traumas. Whether she is placid, stoic, disengaged, or agitated, it would be a mistake to assume
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