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Forum: Vaccinations   03-17-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Katie8681
My point was that I think that point-...

My point was that I think that point- responsibility to the community vs responsibility to the individual- is at the heart of the debate for most people. I think it's really nice that with vaccines...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-17-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Katie8681
Out of caution for how delicate the ear is, I...

Out of caution for how delicate the ear is, I would not put anything at all in his ears until a doc takes a look. And unfortunately I think it's pretty unlikely he'd be ok for air travel in 2 weeks. ...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Katie8681
A couple things come to mind as someone who had a...

A couple things come to mind as someone who had a med-free, awesome hospital birth and who attends a lot of med-free, awesome hospital births :) A big one is to really try not to get admitted before...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,187
Posted By Katie8681
I think dressing vaccination up as a feminist...

I think dressing vaccination up as a feminist issue just serves to muddy the waters. This is JMHO but the more fundamental issue is the duty that all members, regardless of gender, have towards their...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Katie8681
I miss coffee, or actually, I miss enjoying it. I...

I miss coffee, or actually, I miss enjoying it. I had every intention of keeping my cup or 2 per day but no how, no way, can my stomach tolerate it. :(
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
Really? The first paper on sv40 came out in...

Really? The first paper on sv40 came out in 1960): http://ebm.sagepub.com/content/105/2/4

Have you seen the volume of research created since then, many papers in each decade, discussing possible...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
I was trying to think outside medicine/biology....

I was trying to think outside medicine/biology. Maybe the space program is a better analogy. But within medicine, you could look at any number of things. I mean, it's how life in a complex society...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-27-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By Katie8681
Hey, our sons are only 2 months apart! And they...

Hey, our sons are only 2 months apart! And they have more in common than age, let me tell you. He's not irritating me verbally (yet), but he does this thing where he will repeatedly bump into me/jump...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,365
Posted By Katie8681
HUNGER! Feeling weepy at sentimental things (just...

HUNGER! Feeling weepy at sentimental things (just does not happen outside of pregnancy for me). Breast tenderness like almost everybody has, but for me, I get a particular feeling which it can only...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
That is very, very true. I agree wholeheartedly....

That is very, very true. I agree wholeheartedly. The lessons of the Tuskegee crimes, and eugenics, and lobotomies, should never be forgotten. We should, and do, keep our awareness of them to keep...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By Katie8681
Unless he's recruiting participants from at least...

Unless he's recruiting participants from at least a few different parenting websites, his results will only be significant to populations with a, shall we say, pro-vaccine choice bent. That's ok,...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
Yes, Deborah, I completely agree it was an...

Yes, Deborah, I completely agree it was an attempt to derail the thread, of the "bless your heart" variety. I wish I hadn't jumped at it.

It's kind of pointless to go into conspiracy theory...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
Well, quite a few people take their marching...

Well, quite a few people take their marching orders from voices of authority. Like single texts written 2000 years ago in the Middle East.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
More like hit a genetics textbook. And then...

More like hit a genetics textbook.

And then there's the fact that you can try to teach yourself a freshman level genetics class to read papers in this subject, but you already know that the whole...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
I was thinking about the most famous cervical...

I was thinking about the most famous cervical cancer- the HeLa cell line. Here's another fascinating article with large blocks of semi-comprehensible talk:
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Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 365
Posted By Katie8681
Oh yes. I'd want in on a coxsackie vaccine trial,...

Oh yes. I'd want in on a coxsackie vaccine trial, most likely. :scared
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 365
Posted By Katie8681
Thank you :) Yeah, I only know for sure the...

Thank you :)

Yeah, I only know for sure the years I DIDN'T have the flu, of course. My mom was waaaay not a believer in allopathic medicine so the question of testing never came up. I say was...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
Don't get me wrong, I love google. I LOVE love...

Don't get me wrong, I love google. I LOVE love google scholar and have been victim to it as a major time suck often. But I try to put it in perspective. When it comes to papers at a certain level, I...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
I'm glad, too. I wish there was also a push...

I'm glad, too. I wish there was also a push against lots of drug storefronts (not pharmacies- get your flour, gum, and a side of amoxicillin all in one stop) administering IM drugs. The whole vitamin...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
Being highly educated in one field does not mean...

Being highly educated in one field does not mean you can bounce into another field and feel at home. I just think it's something that nobody acknowledges; hey, I'm NOT an immunologist, I'm NOT a...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 826
Posted By Katie8681
Thanks for your service!

Thanks for your service!
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 365
Posted By Katie8681
Maybe I'm sick and can't math properly! Lol... Ok...

Maybe I'm sick and can't math properly! Lol... Ok here goes: between the ages of 0-26 I was unvaccinated against the flu. I had it maybe 6 times (grain of salt, none lab confirmed), and the last time...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 365
Posted By Katie8681
Ha! I wish. 26 years non vaccinated- more like 6...

Ha! I wish. 26 years non vaccinated- more like 6 flu cases. I got it annually. And this right now, as I type, is the first case since I was 12. I None of this was lab tested or evaluated by a...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
I apologize for making assumptions about your...

I apologize for making assumptions about your personal beliefs about HIV and public health. I see a lot of compassion for raped women and children but it is really hard to come by if you are talking...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,392
Posted By Katie8681
You talk and read about genetics, microbiology,...

You talk and read about genetics, microbiology, etc etc, and you think you understand what you're talking about, but. You. Don't. And that is how you end up swallowing up bs along with valid...
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