Paul A. Offit

Jul. 05, 2013

Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?

In his new book, Paul Offit writes that many alternative treatments are unproven, or worse, harmful.

alternative medicine, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, chinese medicine, complementary medicine

Jan. 07, 2011

Paul Offit and 'Deadly Choices'

Infectious disease researcher Paul Offit discusses vaccine research and the anti-vaccine movement.

vaccines, vaccination, disease, autism, pseudoscience

Aug. 29, 2008

Childhood Vaccinations

With kids set to head back to school, we'll talk about the childhood vaccinations required in much of the country. Parental resistance to vaccines has diseases such as measles on the rise.

vaccines, vaccination, autism, measles, public health

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