• Boy with measles in bed with tea and a digital thermometer

    Measles Madness: Dr. Brian Hooker’s Statement to WA Legislators

    by Brian Hooker, Ph.D., P.E. February 11, 2019 The following is contributed by Focus for Health’s Dr. Brian Hooker, Epidemiologist, Focus for Health Board Member and Science Advisor. Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE, is an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University in Redding, California, where he specializes in chemistry and biology coursework. Additionally, Hooker…

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    Newark NJ’s Water Crisis: An Opportunity to Invest in the Future

    Many residents of Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, are consuming unsafe levels of lead in their drinking water. The cause of the lead in the drinking water is related to two major factors; Newark water department’s corrosion-control treatment is no longer working effectively in some areas, and the service lines — the pipes…

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  • What are titers?

    Question 9 of A Parent’s Guide to Vaccines: A Conversation About Vaccines for New Parents A titer is a ratio used to explain the amount of something in a solution. When talking about vaccines or immunity to disease, titers identify the amount of antibodies in a person’s blood. Antibodies are proteins that can be found…

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  • Parent comforts a child with a fever

    Combination Vaccines and Febrile Seizures: Should Parents be Concerned?

    The childhood immunization schedule recommended by The Center for Disease Control (CDC), calls for 50 doses of 14 vaccines by a child’s 6th birthday. These vaccines are delivered in a series of shots, some of which are multiple vaccines combined into one injection. In the US, there is an ongoing trend to increase the number…

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  • Young girl's back being adjusted by a female chiropractor

    Chiropractic is Not What You Think: The Science & Art of Healing

    A Parent’s Story by Ed Arranga, guest author “Chiropractic did not originate to treat pain: it originated to promote health.” — Anonymous Chiropractic is known around the world. There are chiropractors in over 100 countries and ninety of those countries have national associations. The American Chiropractic Association estimates that the nation’s roughly 77,000 chiropractors care…

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  • 100 Elders … On Aging With Health, Love and Happiness

    FFH Note: Our founder, Barry Segal, is featured in a chapter of the author’s latest book, Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest: Inspiration, Wisdom, and Humor for All Generations. Learn more about the book on his website. In 2010, my last surviving grandparent passed away. I sensed a growing sadness as she neared the…

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  • Re-analysis of CDC Data on MMR Vaccine and Autism

    Breaking News December 10, 2018 After four long years, Dr. Brian Hooker’s reanalysis of the CDC’s MMR-autism data from the original Destefano et al. 2004 Pediatrics paper has been republished in the Winter 2018 Edition of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The data, when properly analyzed, using the CDC’s own study protocol, show…

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  • Medically Complex Autism on the IACC Radar

    The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a meeting of a working group within The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) at Neuroscience Center (NSC) at The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) on September 27, 2018. This workshop, “Improving Health Outcomes for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum,”…

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