The Wakefield Paper Retraction: a violation of medical ethics is always bad news

It's an unusual situation. In fact, during my entire medical career, including my years as a medical student and resident, I can not recall a single other moment that compares to what occurred yesterday. Yesterday was a first. You have to understand, respected medical journals commonly print errors and omissions from printed studies to set the record straight. But, retract a published scientific … [Read more...]

What the new Autism Study Means for You

This week's new Autism study in Pediatrics has created a great deal of conversation...and confusion! I discussed the study today on Fox Boston to help shed some light on what this study is really about...and what we can learn about it's implications for the future of Autism: For more information, check out 33 Charts AAP's Autism Study Parenting Handout The New Autism Study: why the fine print … [Read more...]

The New Autism Study: Why The Fine Print Matters

By now you’ve likely heard about the new Autism study out today in Pediatrics. It’s a solid study that adds great value to the Autism landscape. To help clarify questions raised by the study, the American Academy of Pediatrics has put together a very comprehensive Q&A that is worth checking out. … [Read more...]

Cracking The Autism Riddle: Common Sense About Vaccines And Autism

As a pediatrician, I can attest that all of us take an oath to do no harm when we graduate medical school and we continue to uphold that oath with everything we promote for the health and well being of children, including universal vaccination. Studies are clear that the vaccines are safe and that they do not cause autism. If people would think more with their minds and not their emotions, I truly … [Read more...]