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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 217

An Evidence-Based Look at Vaccines

with guest Dr. Marty Makary

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | November 2, 2023 | 42:56 min.

Do you want to feel empowered and confident when making important medical decisions for your children? It starts by ensuring your choices are based on solid unbiased scientific evidence. Dr. Marty Makary, a renowned medical expert, discusses the importance of taking an evidence-based approach to medical decision-making. His advocates for open dialogue and critical thinking when it comes to medical decisions, urging parents to be proactive in seeking reliable information.

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Dr. Marty Makary

Dr. Marty Makary is a dynamic and highly respected figure in the field of medicine. As a professor, New York Times bestselling author, and health policy expert, he brings a unique blend of expertise and real-world experience to the table. Dr. Marty is known for his nonpartisan stance and his commitment to evidence-based medicine. With a track record of engaging with diverse perspectives, he challenges the politicization of important medical issues like COVID and vaccines. Dr. Marty’s refreshing approach and dedication to scientific evidence make him a trusted voice in the field. Join us as we delve into the topic of evidence-based medicine with Dr. Marty Makary and gain valuable insights that can help inform our medical decisions for the well-being of our children.


There is no shortage of controversial topics surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and other healthcare decisions. But by seeking a balanced perspective and considering diverse viewpoints, we can make well-rounded choices that prioritize our child’s health and well-being. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • COVID-19 vaccines: Gain a balanced perspective on the ongoing debate surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and make informed decisions for your child’s health.
  • Dangers of Centralization of medicine: Learn why considering diverse perspectives is crucial for making well-rounded decisions that prioritize your child’s health and wellbeing.
  • Physician liberty and autonomy: Discover how the limitations imposed on physicians can hinder their ability to provide the best care and how it affects your child’s medical decisions.
  • Benefits: Understand the importance of relying on scientific evidence and research to make informed decisions about your child’s health and wellbeing.


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