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    September 23, 2014

    Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Invades America

    In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Lilly Abigail: Family Marks Two Months Since Two-Year-Old Was Kidnapped by Fugitive Mother

    Acoustic guitar chords rang from the speakers and the sixty or so people filling the santuary clapped along with the music. But the services held last night at the Parkway Christian Church in Davie weren't the usually scheduled Sunday fare. Instead, friends and family gathered last night to mark the ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Greyhound Trainer Forged Dead Veterinarian's Name as Proof of Vaccinations, State Says

    James E. "Barney" O'Donnell, a man who runs greyhounds at Mardi Gras Racetrack in Hallandale Beach, showed state officials proof that 94 of his greyhounds had had their vaccinations updated and could, therefore, keep on racing. The problem? The vet who signed the paperwork has long been dead. S ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Florida State Senator Says We Need to "Vaccinate" Against Shariah

    Republican state senator in Florida Alan Hays is a hero! Hays, who once filed legislation to keep public buses from stopping on streets because one time he got stuck in traffic behind one, says that Islam is gonna Sharia Law all up the state of Florida like polio. And if Sharia Law is the polio, A ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Florida Whooping Cough Cases Hit Ten-Year High

    We've been predicting it for months, and new data from the Department of Health now confirm it. Whooping cough cases are the highest they've been in Florida for the past decade, and probably a lot longer than that. As of Tuesday, there have an astonishing 515 cases around the state, a ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Whooping Cough Cases Continue to Climb in Broward and Across Florida

    Broward health officials have now recorded 34 cases of whooping cough this year, according to the latest data. For the whole of last year, there was only one case documented in the county. See also-Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone-Whooping Cough Cases Surge in Broward, Flo ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Whooping Cough Cases Surge in Broward, Florida

    See also "Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone"According to the most recent data from the Florida Department of Health, 260 cases of whooping cough have been reported throughout the state as of the end of June.That's 120 more cases of the highly contagious respiratory ailment than ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

    The Broward County Health Department on Friday afternoon announced that it has confirmed four cases of pertussis, three among school-aged children and one case in an adult. More  commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis is a "highly contagious respiratory disease" that can cau ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Forbes' Gardasil Story Sheds Light on Why Florida's Well-Meaning HPV Legislation Failed

    Florida lawmakers tackled lots of pressing issues this past legislative sessions. They debated whether the barking tree frog should be the Sunshine State's official amphibian. They clashed over making it a crime to pick up pecans that have fallen from privately owned trees. The e ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Florida Anti-Vaccine Group Ignores Facts, Says It's Not Anti-Vaccine

    ​The Health Regulation Committee on Wednesday voted seven to zip in favor of SB 1116, a proposal to give parents of sixth-graders information on the human papillomavirus vaccine, which helps protect females from cervical cancer. As discussed yesterday, the original version of the bi ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Florida HPV Vaccine Bill Gets Watered Down Before Going to Committee; Anti-Vaccine Group Still Not Pleased

    ​Rick Perry tried making it mandatory. Michele Bachmann insinuated that it causes mental retardation. One of the world's top bioethicists bet Bachmann $10,000 to prove this claim. The human papillomavirus vaccine -- which helps protect women from certain strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer - ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Circumcision and AIDS: Harvard Doctors Respond to Criticism

    ​Could a whole coalition of highly accomplished, super educated doctors and researchers -- the ones who work at and advise the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Harvard School of Public Health -- all be wrong? Or are their critics hinderin ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Who Made the Most Outlandish Comment During Last Night's Republican Debate?

    ​Last night was the CNN/Tea Party Express Republican debate, which we live-blogged from Tampa right here on the Pulp.We knew we were in for some fun as soon as we saw the plane flying above the Florida State Fairgrounds before the debate with a banner reading, "Where's the real birth certificate?" ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Practitioners of Quack Autism Treatment in Trouble With Governor

    David Geier, (not an) MD.​Two weeks ago, the Pulp published a small item about Mark and David Geier -- a father-son team of self-proclaimed autism experts who treat the condition with a powerful chemical castration agent called Lupron. They're from Maryland, but their interests run deep in Florida ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Finally - Some Swine Flu Vaccine!

    ​Here's a cut-and-paste press release about where and when you can -- finally -- get the swine flu vaccine. Officials at the Broward County Health Department announced Broward County's first H1N1 Vaccination Clinic which shall be open to all members of the public starting Monday, November 30, 2009 ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Lauderdale Dr. Gary Snyder Argues Against Flu Vaccine

    Snyder's home flu repellent: Vitamin D​Historians will look back some day on the autumn of 2009 as a period of mass hysteria over a relatively innocuous strain of flu called H1N1, which so far has killed 1,000 Americans (normal seasonal flu averages 36,000 U.S. deaths per year, according to the CD ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Waiting for Swine Flu Vaccine? Just Skip It.

    Don't want it. Don't need it.​In what may come to be called the Great Swine Flu Fuck-Up, local health officials have vaccinated thousands of schoolkids this year with the regular seasonal flu nasal mist -- a vaccination which unfortunately promises to protect them not at all. The seasonal flu vacc ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Swine and the Seniors: A Frightening Couple

    flickr user: Brent and MarilynnSwine fear has arrived.​South Florida's senior citizen population has had a rough few months. What with the fear-mongering about death panels in Obama's health care plan, and worries that cuts in Medicare will leave them penniless on bingo night, the news has not bee ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Attacking Swine Flu Before It Attacks Us

    Flickr: dabby1This fellow hopes to get in your bloodstream before the vaccine.​The past few months, this blog and Broward Health have had a strained relationship, to put it mildly; but hey, global pandemics make for strange bed partners. Juice is glad to report that the north county's $1 billion p ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008
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    February 2, 2006

    The Protection Racket

    And the band plays on

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    October 5, 2000

    The Best Shot at a Cure For Cancer

    Cancer vaccines are the hottest thing in oncology. Dr. Howard Abel is bringing the experimental treatment to South Florida.