| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WHY YOU STILL NEED PERTUSSIS VACCINATION
You might have assumed that you no longer need to be vaccinated for diseases that normally strike in childhood, including pertussis, or whooping cough. Yet a recent study published in the December 2012 journal...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:12 AM
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....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:23 PM
If your kids aren't caught up on school vaccinations, it's time to make that appointment. Pennsylvania adopted new vaccination regulations last year. Don't be put off by rumors that vaccinations cause autism. Your child will be worse off without the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Parents that have, for whatever reason, put off getting their school-age children to the doctor for the mandatory immunizations are getting a last-minute chance to catch up from the state Department of Health. The state will open health centers the week...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:23 AM
The number of people with whooping cough in Washington state has reached epidemic levels, health officials said.
Since the start of 2012, 1,008 cases of the ailment have been reported as of April 21. This number is up drastically from the 94 cases...
| Jan 6, 2012
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:21 PM
In response to her mother's letter dated Oct. 27. I am truly sorry to learn of Sara Sotomayor's adverse reaction to the vaccine proven to prevent many forms of cervical cancer. As with many decisions we make for our children we must weigh the risk...
| May 20, 2012
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:11 PM
Since my grandchildren are all in their teens, it seemed like a good idea to go through the toys I kept on hand for their visits. I couldn’t get rid of any of their beloved LEGOS. LEGOS and rubber dart guns used to occupy much of their time. A Noah&...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:54 PM
When you think of vaccinations you may think of children but adults need their shots too.
"We've had kids hospitalized at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital this year with pertussis," said Dr. Colleen Kraft, professor of pediatrics at Virginia Tech...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Shirley Fout Miller was a walking medical miracle.
She contracted tuberculosis at age 12 from her mother, about seven years after Shirley’s younger sister and only sibling, Joan, died of diphtheria at age 5 in 1931.
Shirley was not expected to...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:50 AM
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...