talks with Dr. Paul Savage
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 488 , Segment 2
Episode: Vaccines, Relationship Health, Families
- Feb 10, 2015 2:00 pm
- 2:05:01 mins
, a professor of chemistry at BYU about shot safety. Savage says he considers all vaccines safe, personally. He says modern research is cutting down on the number of times a child needs to be injected to capture the fully battery immunizations they need. He sees no coorolation between vaccine preservatives and autism. Savage says the myth comes from an academic paper that was not only retracted, but one that was fully debunked. He says the true side-effects of vaccines are well published, but those small risks come nowhere close to the risks associated with contracting measles or whooping cough. Immunizations are the greatest accomplishment in the entire public health industry, says Dr. Joseph Minor, the executive director of the Utah County Health Department. He says the vaccine-autism controversy is not a real controversy. It has been extensively studied, and he says there is absolutely no association between the two. He says people who don't immunize are only exposing themselves, or their children, at risk. But Minor says that's dangerous for infants under 12 months, who are not yet old enough to be vaccinated, and are now at risk for measles. That risk to inflants is a seriious concern, say Beth Luthy and Lacey Eden, faculty members at BYU's College of Nuring. Parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids rely on "herd effect," which is, in essense: "As long as everyone else around my child is vaccinated, my child won't get sick." As enough parents choose to opt-out of immunizations, this herd effect no longer works. This can lead to fatal consequences for medically-vulnerable children who cannot be vaccinated (at least right now). They say a child's (or parent's) fear of needles shouldn't lead the way. EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS We talk with Dr. Amy Banks, a medical doctor who understands how your body's chemistry shapes relationships inside our own brains. She says that over time the brain subconciously creates a neuro-network that mirrors the attributes of people with interact with. That allows us to get know people in a deep, intimate way. It all works well until find ourselves mirroring someone else's negative attributes, without realizing we are doing so. FAMILIES Matt talks with Heather Johnson, a professor from BYU, about families. It's natural for us to be affects by our past, but we need to be careful that past negative experiences aren't influencing what we're teaching our children. Johnson suggests we stop, count to ten, and ask ourselves where our emotions are coming from.