The Swine Flu and You: Lissa Rankin Has the Scoop

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SMW columnist Lissa Rankin, MD (author of the forthcoming What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (St. Martin’s Press, 2010) spent much of this week digging through the gossip and paranoia to unearth the real data about the Swine Flu (H1N1) Vaccine, She shares it with you on her website,

As a rigorously academically-trained OB/GYN now practicing in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Rankin explains that she feels a bit as if she’s caught between the worlds.

“On one side, many docs are blindly following CDC guidelines. On the other, many integrative medicine docs are rabidly and globally anti-vaccine. I don’t fit in either category, so I’ve tried to bridge the worlds with an objective review of the evidence.”

Here are her thoughts…

Please, if you read this and are aware of good data she didn’t include, Dr. Rankin invites you to share what you know in the comments. The term “swine flu” is getting thousands of hits on Google, so she feels it’s important to combine to stop the spread of misinformation and help others who are confused.

And if you have questions, this is your chance. Dr. Rankin willl do her best to answer them.

If this post helps you decide how to approach the vaccine for your family, please pass it on to your friends.

To your health and happiness,

Martin Brown Health Channel Editor

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