Linda Pourmassina, MD
Internal Medicine physician.
Interested in the human side of medicine.
Tag Archives: vaccination
My column on measles and vaccination appeared in this past Sunday’s Seattle Times. Here are some informative links to articles to help continue to inform/educate the reader on this important topic: CDC information on measles Benjamin Franklin’s story Infographic 5 GIFs … Continue reading
“I was also fearful as a new mom but as a student of public health, I understand the evidence-based research now.” – (author to be disclosed later in this post) The above statement was made in reference to vaccines a … Continue reading
Let’s imagine an action-packed screenplay full of suspense and intrigue and romance (just a little) and… medicine. Yes, medicine. And why not? After all, in medicine we have potential for biochemical warfare, technological advances in diagnosing infectious disease in relatively … Continue reading
A recent briefing by the King County Public Health Department addressed the recent retraction of Andrew Wakefield’s pivotal, but extremely flawed – fraudulent – article in Lancet. Recall that the initial 1998 publication implicated MMR vaccination in the development of autism … Continue reading
I recently went to the American College of Physicians Chapter Meeting in Seattle and came away with a lot of great information, including a significant change in immunization of adults against pertussis (whooping cough). When patients need a booster of … Continue reading