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Liz
3rd generation Californian woman with wide-ranging interests.
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This just in: William W. Thompson Ph.D, Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of A Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism (click to enlarge; text below) http://www.morganverkamp.com/ Source: http://www.morganverkamp.com/august-27-2014-press-release-statement-of-william-w-thompson-ph-d-regarding-the-2004-article-examining-the-possibility-of-a-relationship-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism/ Public statement by William Thompson, Ph. D. The Autism Action... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at I Speak of Dreams
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Previously, I went over the broader issues around Brian Hooker's recent paper, mentioning Hooker and Wakefield's accusations against Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD in passing. Now, I want to put those accusations right up front. Dr. Yeargin-Allsop is a senior researcher at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at I Speak of Dreams
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Update Monday August 25, 2014: CDC has issued a statement on the 2004 Destefano paper: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/Autism/cdc2004pediatrics.html Update Wednesday August 27, 2014, 11 am PDT: The Hooker paper has been "removed from the public domain" http://www.translationalneurodegeneration.com/content/3/1/16/abstract "CDC Whistleblower"on autism: for beginners.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at I Speak of Dreams
I was pretty much used up by the time the Voices of the Year part of the program came on, but A'Driane Nieves' essay, as she read it, rendered me speechless. Now you can hear and watch her too. Important... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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The cleverly-named National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) appears to be an official, authoritative organization on vaccine safety. In reality, NVIC is a nonprofit whose only purpose is to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about the safety and efficacy of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
I almost forgot -- Thanks Walgreens for helping kids be safe from measles & polio!
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"Childhood vaccines shouldn’t be a luxury. Every child, no matter where he lives or what her circumstance, deserves a chance at a healthy future." This is why I am a vaccine advocate, and why I am participating in #blogust.
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And I pledge to do my best to help you get to the 500 goal -- that'd be awesome.
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"But my initial reaction still shocked me. I never would have guessed I’d feel such a jolt of separation." -- that surprised me, too, the first time my daughter left for more than a few days.
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To date, the West African outbreak has killed over 700 people. Setting for caring for those ill with Ebola in Africa: Image Source http://i.cbc.ca/1.2721972.1406670605!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/image.jpg Setting for caring for those ill with Ebola in North America Image source http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Peace/2014/Ebola/ebola-quarantine-AP.jpg Here is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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image source http://www.businessinsider.com/r-mob-attacks-ebola-treatment-centre-in-guinea-suspected-cases-reach-mali-2014-04 I'm reading a lot of worry and handwringing about the two American health-care workers, infected with Ebola hemorrhagic fever Ebola HF, being transported from Liberia to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Calm down, y'all, and think.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Conversation with Actor and Activist Kerry Washington and Demetria Lucas. Ms. Washington is delightful and a very talented actress, and Ms. Lucas is sparkling, but their conversation was not the highlight of the session for me. Morra Aarons-Mele's talk was.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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The panelists, Jen Lee Reeves, Shannon Rosa, and Kristina Chew. Before we launch into the 2014 summary, some history is in order. Special Needs bloggers haven't always been represented at BlogHer. #BlogHer14: Back Story on Special Needs at BlogHer, 2005-2008... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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BLOGHER12 (New York) There was a “Healthminder Day” the Thursday before the main conference with breakout sessions aimed at mothers of children with special needs. Blogging about Your Special Needs Child The more we share, the less isolated we feel.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image Source: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2011/08/thinking-persons-guide-to-autism-at.html Left to right, Shannon, Aurelia, Robert, Julia BlogHer11 was a big deal for special-needs bloggers. Julia Roberts (Support for Special Needs) lobbied hard for a big special-needs presence at BlogHer, and got great support from the BlogHer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Previous Special Needs Mini Cons/ Birds of a Feather etc. BLOGHER09 (Chicago) There was a breakout session, “PatientBloggers – You Are Not Your Disease, You Just Blog About It Every Day”. AmyT at DiabetesMine: http://www.diabetesmine.com/2009/07/patient-bloggers-at-blogher-09.html Kerri Morrone Sparling at SixUntilMe:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image: The first special needs parenting panel at BlogHer in 2008 I should have done this before going to the conference. Some of the folk at the #Blogher14 Special Needs MiniCon might have benefited from the back story. Previous Special... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image Source: Lori Ann LaRocco's Blog Elisa Camahort Page, Jory des Jardins, and Lisa Stone each delived a focused point Elisa: We do this to get results -- as you define it. (@ElisaC) Jory: Mobile is not a trend, mobile... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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As I read through the BlogHer Liveblogs of some of the Keynotes and 10x10 Project, I found I had more to say. The Saturday morning Keynotes were: Melissa Barnes (@melissabarnes) Head of Global Brands for Twitter, talking with Re/code's Kara... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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I had several opportunities to visit with the dynamic duo of Tarrant Figlio and Denise Tanton. The first time I remember meeting Denise was at BlogHer06, in the shade by a tree. Since then, the dogs, the Mom, the grandparenting....Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Social Media optimization (SMo) and Social Advertising In a pair of lightning lessons, dig deeper into two more sophisticated ways to distribute and promote your content. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) used to be the gold standard for making sure your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Even simple lines can tell a story Edited to add: Jenna M Wood of Momma Told Me liveblogged this for BlogHer. Please see The Visual Web:Developing Your Voice. I was unable to attend the companion session, The Visual Web: Get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Beth Kanter, Jo White, Esta Soler. Image source. This was a great way to start the meat of #BlogHer14: Digital activism HAS changed the world. Edited to add: An anonymous person liveblogged this for BlogHer. Please see Digital Activism: Lead... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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I have the clearest memory of Donna Schwartz Mills (SoCalMom) , pictured to the left, at BlogHer05 (#1) -- we fell to talking about public school iniquities, of all things, and I felt an immediate connection. Over the years, I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image Source: By Henry Grey (Yahoo! Education) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Just before leaving for Blogher, I read Brittany Moya del Pino's article on pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain at Double X Science. Then while at BlogHer I ran into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams