How (Not) to Talk About Vaccines
There are two topics about which people who otherwise tend to agree with each other tend to figuratively rip each other’s throats out about. Since I wrote about Israel and Palestine in my last column, I figured I’d go whole hog and write about vaccines this week. Continue reading
What Is “Safe Sleeping”?
It was with great disappointment that I saw the new Albany County advertising campaign on “safe sleeping” for infants, which discourages bedsharing and repeat the old, inaccurate canard that “babies sleep safest alone.”
There are few things that are more emotional than an accidental infant death. I’m quite sure that all the people involved in this campaign are sincerely wanting to do what’s right and safe lives.
But that’s no excuse for an inaccurate campaign that is likely to harm more babies than it helps. Continue reading
Babies Sleep Safest Where?
Well-intentioned public health campaigns against cosleeping may harm as many infants as they help—if not more.