Items Tagged ‘autism’

January 29, 2013

A Model of a Physician’s Successful Social Media Journey

By Logan Lafferty

When Jenny McCarthy, a former Playboy bunny, claimed that vaccines were linked to autism, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson knew she had to do something…Swanson says social media gives her a deeper connection with other doctors and families. She’s made meaningful friendship with colleagues across the country, sits on the advisory board for the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: autism, Center for Social Media, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Health Care, Jenny McCarthy,, vaccine

March 29, 2012

CDC: Autism Rate Rises, Affecting 1 in 88 Children


A new study suggests that autism cases are rising or perhaps more cases are being discovered. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals autism spectrum affects 1 in 88 children and teens in the United States rather than 1 in 110 as reported five years ago… “I think that we as […]

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Tags: autism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Gregg Kishaba

February 3, 2010

Lancet Retracts Study Tying Vaccine to Autism

By Kelley Luckstein

The study that first suggested a link between vaccines and autism and spurred a long-running, acrimonious debate over the safety of vaccines has been retracted by the British medical journal that published it…Ten of the 13 authors of the original paper, all of whom were researchers at the Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine […]

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Tags: autism, vaccine

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