Francier Cruz

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

The Return of the Vaccine Wars

The controversy over vaccines is as old as vaccination itself<p>The controversy over vaccines is as old as vaccination itself. When Edward Jenner, a brilliant English country doctor, discovered the vaccine for smallpox in 1796, he faced as much criticism as praise. Ministers thundered against …

Public Health

The Misguided Scientific Basis for the Anti-Vaccination Movement

It’s behavioral psychology.<p>​In light of the recent ​outbreak of measles at Disneyland and other states, there's been a lot of talk about vaccinations.<p>The discussion is firmly planted into two sides: the antivaxxers and the rest of us. The former group's rallying cry is that vaccines are believed to …

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.<p>These …

Disneyland measles cases genetically similar to Philippines outbreak - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> The measles cases linked to Disneyland are genetically similar to the one involved in a massive outbreak in the Philippines, according to an analysis.<p>The California outbreak likely started when a traveler who was infected overseas with measles visited the amusement park while infectious, …

Environmental Health