Paul A. Offit

Jul. 05, 2013

Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?

In his new book, Paul Offit writes that many alternative treatments are unproven, or worse, harmful.

alternative medicine, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, chinese medicine, complementary medicine

Jan. 07, 2011

Paul Offit and 'Deadly Choices'

Infectious disease researcher Paul Offit discusses vaccine research and the anti-vaccine movement.

vaccines, vaccination, disease, autism, pseudoscience

Aug. 29, 2008

Childhood Vaccinations

With kids set to head back to school, we'll talk about the childhood vaccinations required in much of the country. Parental resistance to vaccines has diseases such as measles on the rise.

vaccines, vaccination, autism, measles, public health

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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