| Apr 21, 2010
In the last month, chicken pox has tripled in Nevada County schools.
The Nevada County Health Department reports that there are 64 cases of the highly-contagious disease.
Cases have shown up at Grass Valley Schools including Nevada Union High School,...
| May 10, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had three bouts of shingles that have caused me pain. How do I prevent additional attacks?
ANSWER: Recurrent bouts of shingles are often associated with immune system problems that occur with aging or as a result of a medical...
| Aug 9, 2010
If your child is starting kindergarten, middle school or college this year, your back-to-school checklist includes not only pencils and notebooks, but those dreaded vaccinations. Here's a primer to make things a bit easier.
"Immunization is one of the...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 3:21 PM
It's not clear why cases of whooping cough are on the rise, but officials say it never really went away. With kids heading back to school soon, doctors and school officials want to get the word out about whooping cough. It's a national problem that's been...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 2:35 PM
600 Zionsville High School students may be headed to emergency vaccination clinics as a chickenpox outbreak spreads through the student body. If they don't get the vaccine or can't prove they've received the necessary shots, they won't be allowed back...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:09 PM
County health officials organized an emergency vaccination clinic inside Zionsville High School on Friday evening, following an outbreak of chicken pox.
Hundreds of students lined up to get shots to both protect themselves from the virus and to comply...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 10:45 AM
UPDATE: A big-time effort is underway at Zionsville High School to keep the chickenpox outbreak from getting worse. Five cases constitute an official outbreak and there were ten at Zionsville High School, including one faculty member.
| Mar 9, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Due to a recent change in Kansas vaccination requirements, more school-age children will need additional chickenpox vaccinations before the start of the 2011-12 school year.
The Sedgwick County Health Department wants to help ease financial burden by...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:16 PM
CYPRESS PARK, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police have released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to abduct a 16-year-old girl walking to school.
The attempted kidnapping happened around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday as the teen was walking to L.A. River High School in...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Q: My son is 5 years old and just started school. He hasn't had the chickenpox yet, but I'm sure he'll get it eventually. I know some parents actually expose their children to kids with chickenpox so they can catch it and get it over with. Is this safe?...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is warning parents not to try a new scheme for dodging vaccines: sending items infected with chickenpox through the mail.
Jerry Martin, the U.S. attorney in Nashville, pointed out it's illegal and unsafe...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Chicken pox is not a childhood disease most of us remember fondly. Now imagine your parents forcing you to get pox on purpose. Some parents fearing immunizations for their kids are going about having their kids get chicken pox in a bizarre way.