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  • Frequently raised objections to the flu shot

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 28, 2015 | 10:55 am

    Last week our office received our batch of flu shots for the upcoming flu season. Every fall I urge my readers to get a flu shot. If you’d like to know the different kinds of flu vaccines available, and which is right for you, read my post from last year.

    This year I’d like to...

  • No shots, no school:  How SB 277 impacts local Jewish schools

    August 5, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    On June 30, Senate Bill 277 was signed into law. The California bill puts an end to religious and personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccinations, and requires that all children enrolled in school or day care be immunized against 10 diseases, including measles, mumps,...

  • California bill to limit vaccine exemptions goes to governor

    June 29, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    California lawmakers on Monday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, following last year's measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.

    The bill, which would make...

  • California Senate votes to end beliefs waiver for school vaccinations

    May 15, 2015 | 9:34 am

    California parents who do not vaccinate their children would have to home-school them under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate, the latest move in a battle between public health officials and "anti-vaxxers" who fear vaccines are dangerous.

    The bill, which eliminates the...

  • California lawmakers seek to end ‘personal belief’ vaccine exemptions

    February 5, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Responding to an outbreak of measles that has infected more than 100 people, two California lawmakers said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to end the right of parents in the state to exempt their children from school vaccinations based on personal beliefs.

  • Why I have vaccinated my daughters

    September 23, 2014 | 10:33 am

    I have two girls, ages three and eleven. My daughters have gotten every last vaccine I can possibly get for them. I have done the same for myself. 

    Why? Because quite simply, vaccines are one of the most amazing medical discoveries we humans have ever pulled off. Because I don't...

  • Israeli pharma and biotech are good for what ails us

    February 20, 2013 | 8:50 am

    Have heartburn after eating a late-night falafel sandwich? There’s a pill for that. Did the winter weather give you the gift of a chest infection? You’ll likely need some antibiotics for that.

    And there’s a good chance that the medicine you take for the above, and a whole host of...