Monthly Archives: January 2011

Larimer meningococcal deaths impetus for Wyoming vaccine bill

Sometimes the tragic passing of those afflicted by an illness can move others so much that it inspires them to do all they can to prevent similar deaths from happening in other places.  Nearly four years after 20 year-old Sierra Krizman of Loveland died of bacterial meningitis, a group of Casper, Wyo., high school students… read more

Join us on January 31st at Nordy's!

Nordy’s BBQ in Fort Collins is hosting a Community Fundraiser Night next Monday, January 31st! A portion of all proceeds, after 5:00pm, will go to Sierra’s Race Against Meningitis!! We would love to see you there! We greatly appreciate your ongoing support!!  Nordy’s Ft. Collins Address: 151 N. College Ave… read more

Wyoming high school students write meningitis bill

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming seventh-graders would be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under a bill written by high school students who were moved by the story of a Colorado woman who died of the disease. State Sen. Bill Landen, a Republican from Casper, planned to introduce the bill Tuesday, when the legislative session begins.  The Casper… read more

Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds

(CNN) — A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.  An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12… read more