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  • More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids

    While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...
  • Unvaccinated children helped fuel whooping cough outbreak, data show

    Unvaccinated children helped fuel whooping cough outbreak, data show
    Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say. Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...
  • Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says

    Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says
    The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
  • Skipping shots at sick visits tied to vaccine delays

    Skipping shots at sick visits tied to vaccine delays
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who don't get vaccines when they see their pediatrician for a sick visit - despite being due for the shots - are more likely to fall behind on immunizations and routine check-ups, according to a new study. "It's pretty...
  • A healthy dose of data

    A healthy dose of data
    The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring. Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
  • Parents of schoolchildren, call your doctor's office

     
    It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
  • Adults Need Vaccinations, Too

    Adults Need Vaccinations, Too
    Many people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
  • Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con

    Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con
    A Disposition to Be Rich How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States Geoffrey C. Ward Alfred A. Knopf: 415 pp., $28.95. In 1863, the young...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • Healthcare history: How the patchwork coverage came to be

    Healthcare history: How the patchwork coverage came to be
    Workers swarmed through Henry J. Kaiser's Richmond, Calif., shipyard in World War II, building 747 ships for the Navy. The war "had siphoned off the most hardy specimens," a newspaper reported, so Kaiser was left with many workers too young, old or infirm...
  • That bad attitude? Blame the birth month

    That bad attitude? Blame the birth month
    If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
  • Free shots of required whooping cough vaccine available next week

     
    Free pertussis vaccines are available next week to students enrolled in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The vaccine, also called Tdap, is required of all students, starting in 7th grade, for admission to class....