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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High

    HARTFORD — Untouched by a measles outbreak affecting seven states and stirring debate about immunizations, Connecticut's vaccination rate for school children remains sky-high — although the number of exempt children has been creeping upward...
  • The ticking vaccination time bomb

    While there are a significant number of unvaccinated children because their parents oppose vaccines for a variety of reasons, in Maryland there are other at-risk groups that are probably more numerous ("Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage,...
  • Amid US measles outbreak, Chris Christie says parents deserve some choice on vaccinations

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children, a position he's taken before but one that drew a new level of attention amid a U.S. measles outbreak and his recent moves toward running for...
  • Colorado debates warnings against marijuana use by pregnant women and nursing mothers

    Marijuana use by pregnant or nursing women might seem like a no-brainer of a bad idea, but a proposal in Colorado to step up such warnings is raising concern because of limited or inconclusive research on the dangers. Pot users in Colorado and Washington...
  • E-cigarette restrictions good for Delray Beach

    E-cigarette restrictions good for Delray Beach
    The Delray Beach City Commission voted on Jan. 20 to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in locations where traditional tobacco products are prohibited by the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003. Delray joined a growing list of cities and counties in...
  • Check the label: Many toddler foods contain too much salt and sugar, government research finds

    Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study. About seven in 10 toddler...
  • Measles outbreak shows flaws in California's vaccine law

    California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain an expanding outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more. While state law...
  • Conservation, testing and Winter Park: Letters

    Conservation consternation Conservation in Florida is too important to be handled by legislators who appear to not understand what we have voted for them to do. I believe a board picked by conservation advocates should decide how conservation money is...
  • Four people with measles traveled through Florida in last 2 weeks

    Four people with measles traveled through Florida in last 2 weeks
    Four people with confirmed measles cases traveled through Florida in the last two weeks, though there are still no confirmed cases in the state, Department of Health officials said in a statement. Two of the travelers were international, officials said....
  • No measles cases reported in Virginia

     No measles cases reported in Virginia
    The measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park in California has spread to 14 states and Mexico since December, but has not shown up in Virginia, according to a state health official. Still, "It's very important for people to be up to date...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Concord (N.H.) Monitor, Jan. 27, 2015 Whether she knows it or not, Sarah Palin penned her own political obituary during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24. For 35 minutes, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate...