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Should You Get the Flu Vaccine? Flu fighting Secrets - Teleseminar
Cynthia Shelby-Lane, M.D. -- Laughter is Good Medicine Cynthia Shelby-Lane, M.D. -- Laughter is Good Medicine
Southfield, MI
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What:         Should You Get the Flu Shot?  Flu Fighting Secrets

When:         Thursday, January 17, 2013

Where:       Teleseminar -Webcast

Host:           Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD

Guest:         Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD

Online Admin:        Lisa Nelson, RD

Should you get the flu shot?  With all the media hype, we want to ask the expert.  Dr. Mayer Eisenstein to get to  teh bottom of this, id we can.

Do you want "Flu Fighting Secrets" (including the current vaccine) and  info about - "How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Really Work?

My Motto:  "Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate"

We're talking about the Flu and helping you create your flu survival kit.

Of course, we're exploring the pros and cons of vaccines, along with alternative therapies.


This Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 8 PM eastern (www.time.gov), I will be discussing this topic in details with Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD.

This is your chance to talk to the best expert and learn how to avoid getting sick, this year and every year. 

Who has time to be sick?

To register and submit your question(s) go to http://conversationswithdrshelbylane.com.

"Reports of influenza-like-illness are nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons."

According to the CDC, the influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older and anyone who has not already been vaccinated should do so now. It's important to remember that people who have severe influenza illness, or who are at high risk of serious influenza-related complications, should get treated with influenza antiviral medication if they get flu symptoms regardless of whether or not they got vaccinated.

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is an MD, JD, MPH, and he's a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School and the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Public Health and a graduate of John Marshall Law School. He's an attorney, so I'm a little bit scared about this conversation.

Here are just a few of the things we'll discuss: Common questions and prevention too.

  • How effective is the flu vaccine?
  • Is the flu vaccine effective against all types of flu and cold viruses?
  • Does the flu vaccine work the same for everyone?
  • How effective is the flu vaccine in the elderly?
  • How effective is the flu vaccine in children?
  • How is vaccine effectiveness measured?
  • Why are there so many different outcomes for vaccine effectiveness studies?
  • How does CDC measure how well the vaccine works?
  • What do recent vaccine effectiveness studies show?
  • Do recent vaccine effectiveness study results support influenza vaccination?
  • Where can I get more information?
  • Besides vaccination, how can people protect themselves against the flu?

To register and submit your question(s) go to http://conversationswithdrshelbylane.com.

So far this season, 91 percent of the influenza viruses that have been analyzed at CDC are like the viruses included in the 2012-2013 influenza vaccine. The match between the vaccine virus and circulating viruses is one factor that impacts how well the vaccine works. But Schuyler cautions that other factors are involved. But,  other factors are involved.

Per the CDC, "Influenza vaccination is the first line of defense against the influenza illness. While vaccination offers the best protection we have against influenza, it's still possible that some people may become ill despite being vaccinated but their illness will be much milder,"...."Health care providers and the public should remember that influenza antiviral medications are a second line of defense against influenza."

In his 37 years in medicine, Dr. Eisenstein has cared for over 75,000 children, parents, and grandparents. He is the founder and medical director of the Homefirst Health Services. He is board certified by the American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medication and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. That's a long title. He's a member of the Illinois bar, as well.

Dr. Eisenstein has written tons of books.  Number one is "Making an Informed Vaccine Decision." That goes along with his other books: "Give Birth at Home with the Home Birth Advantage," "Safer Medicine," "Don't Vaccinate Before You Educated, Second Edition," "Unavoidably Dangerous: Medical Hazards of HRT," and "Unlocking Nature's Pharmacy."

Ethical and legal questions will also be discussed, such as:

  • Will I be able to legally avoid the Flu Vaccine?
  • What is a philosophical objection to vaccines?
  • What is a medical exemption to vaccines?
  • What is a religious exemption to vaccines?
  • Can I give some of the mandated vaccines and not others?
  • What is a personal religious exemption?
  • If I homeschool my children do I have to give childhood vaccines?
  • Can the State decide if your religious exemption is valid?
  • Will I be able to legally avoid the Flu Vaccine?
Lastly and most importantly:

What alternatives are there to the flu shot and what are the best suggestions for prevention? "The Flu Survival Checklist" with tips and products.

To register and submit your question(s) go to http://conversationswithdrshelbylane.com.

If you can't make the call, submit your questions in advance anyway. The call will be available for replay 24 hours.


Invite your friends and family to join us at


Best of health and wealth,

Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD



P.S. You'll have a chance to ask us your questions directly. You may also submit questions in advance after you register at http://conversationswithdrshelbylane.com.

Disclaimer: By participating in this call, you agree to being recorded. All medical concerns must be directed to a qualified medical specialist and this call is not a substitute for proper medical care, diagnosis or treatment.

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