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1/6/10: Autism's False Prophets

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Parents facing the challenges of a child with autism are of course looking for answers, and that quest has led to treatments like stringent diets, high-temperature saunas and magnetic clay baths. It's also led many parents to withhold vaccines from their children. Vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit says that many of the people offering cures are "modern-day false prophets." He joins Doug to talk about autism research and why so many are susceptible to bad science. (Rebroadcast)

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