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Weighing in on the “Trans Fat” Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/23/2015 at 6:00pm
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The federal government is regulating the American meal, again.

This time, the target is trans-fat!

The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the artery-clogging trans fats that can lead to heart disease, the country’s leading cause of death.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would require food makers to...

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After OPM hack, dump idea of centralized electronic medical records

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:09pm 6/12/2015 at 2:09pm
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Electronic medical records were supposed to save doctors’ time and improve results by putting your entire medical history in one place.

Two major problems.

First, it doesn’t work. What takes a physician a couple of minutes to write on your chart now can become a burdensome scroll through computer screens:

Government regulators are backing...

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Flight Risk: Woman with Extreme Form of TB Flies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/10/2015 at 1:00pm
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American officials are scrambling to contact people exposed to an Indian woman who has been diagnosed with an extremely difficult-to-treat strain of tuberculosis.

A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health [NIH] outside Washington, D.C., and federal and state officials are...

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California Vaccination Mandate Clears Legislative Hurdle

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 4/23/2015 at 12:30pm
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When I reported that the Disneyland measles outbreak had officially ended, I also noted that a bill mandating vaccinations for children attending public or private schools was stalled in committee.

Due to California’s recent infectious disease challenges, which also includes a substantial increase in whooping cough infections, our legislators have cleared Senate...

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Dog flu epidemic strikes America

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00am 4/22/2015 at 10:00am
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We reported that an unexpected strain of the flu was hitting Americans hard this season.

But our pets are becoming ill at alarmingly high rates with a new

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10 Americans exposed to Ebola flown back from Africa

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:30am 3/15/2015 at 9:30am
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In the wake of the Ebola Czar stepping down and a presidential commission laying part of the blame for the spread of Ebola on this country, news comes that nearly a dozen Americans are heading home after potential exposure to the...

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King v. Burwell: Too close to call?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:40pm 3/6/2015 at 4:40pm
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Arguments in the case of King v. Burwell helped serve to shine light on just how big of a mess implementing, changing, scuttling, or rebuilding the ACA will be.

From Bloomberg:

It wasn’t immediately clear where...

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.@CaseyBreznick rocks @FoxAndFriends on #FightTheFee

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/15/2015 at 4:00pm
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Casey Breznick, Editor in Chief of the conservative Cornell Review and contributor to Legal Insurrection, has been covering the dispute at Cornell University over a mandatory health care fee that is eerily similar to the Obamacare mandate penalty.

Students can purchase the Cornell student health plan, or under new rules they can...

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“Immunizations have saved not millions but billions of lives”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00am 2/15/2015 at 8:00am
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A recent outbreak of Measles at Disneyland is the inspiration for the new edition of Afterburner with Bill Whittle.

After addressing the false, media-stoked idea that Republicans are anti-vaccine and therefore anti-science, Bill explores the subject of progressive parenting. He points out that kids who are brought up in the constant safety...

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America’s “Eggs-perts” Get Fried by Real Science

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:01pm 2/14/2015 at 2:01pm
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A big problem with bureaucrats and politicians is that so many possess degrees in law and social science; therefore, whenever the results of a “scientific study” sound like a platform to generate to rules, they go all in without properly analyzing the data.

Our current news cycle is filled with the unintended...

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The Economics of Measles

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:35am 2/13/2015 at 11:35am
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Add Wisconsin to the ever expanding list of states impacted by the measles outbreak. The state’s public health officials indicate that two patients are now isolated and being tested for the disease.

Last week, there were 14 states with 102 infected citizens and public health officials were warning that the outbreak of...

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Ithaca: 10 Square Miles of Liberal Anti-Vaxxers, Surrounded by Reality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00am 2/9/2015 at 10:00am
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Due to the alarming outbreak of measles across the country, so-called “anti-vaxxers” are coming under extreme criticism. As well they should be.

I won’t delve into the particulars of the measles outbreak–Legal Insurrection’s Leslie Eastman offers more analysis and some solutions. I’m more interested in the narrative surrounding “VaccineGate.”

Of course, the mainstream...

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Don’t blame Tea Partiers for liberal #Antivaxxers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30am 2/6/2015 at 11:30am
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In my last post on the continuing measles outbreak, I encouraged Americans to consider vaccinations.

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that, as the co-founder of a San Diego Tea Party group, I am also labeled one of the dreaded #antivaxxers!

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Is #VaccineGate a Distraction from the Root Cause of America’s Measles Outbreak?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00am 2/3/2015 at 10:00am
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Back in 2000, the Americas were cited as an example of how to effectively eradicate measles infections by prestigious medical journals; who would have thought that 15 years later, the vaccination for this disease is poised to become a topic in our upcoming presidential race?

A rare moment of clarification occurred Monday...

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Measles and the anti-vaccination movement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:55pm 1/27/2015 at 6:55pm
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It is ironic that the success of modern vaccination programs against ancient scourges such as measles has been part of the reason parents today are so ignorant about what these diseases can do. A recent outbreak in California has demonstrated the effects of this lack of knowledge:

Researchers have found that...

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Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes may be Released in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00am 1/27/2015 at 10:00am
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I recently reported on the chikungunya virus that is raging in South America. There are concerns that

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WARNING: Don’t Go to Disneyland Unvaccinated

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 1/24/2015 at 12:00pm
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Since I last reported on the Disneyland Measles Outbreak, the number of infected people in California has expanded to 68 and has prompted a warning from a state official.

It’s really difficult to tell now when the last day of exposure might be,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the state’s...

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