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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County

    State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County
    Lab tests pending for three babies diagnosed with measles at a Palatine day care center have been confirmed as positive for measles, state health officials announced Friday night. The Illinois Department of Public Health had announced earlier this...
  • KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak

    KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak
    Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center. Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
  • Lake County measles test comes back negative

    Lake County measles test comes back negative
    Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative. "So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
  • Virginia legislation to speed access to medications

    Virginia legislation to speed access to medications
    After a contentious start, an amended bill streamlining the prior authorization process for prescription medications is making its way through the Virginia legislature. "It will allow us to take much better care of our patients," said family...
  • Washington, California lawmakers aim to limit vaccine exemptions

    Washington, California lawmakers aim to limit vaccine exemptions
    California lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions. Parents could no longer cite personal...
  • Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must

    Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must
    Many of us thought measles had been eradicated, a disease of yesteryear that no longer poses a public health threat. Many of us were wrong. More than 100 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with measles since January, most stemming from an...
  • Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert

    Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert
    A measles outbreak spreading across the country is fueling the debate over vaccinations and causing alarm among parents, pediatricians and public health officials in the Chicago area. Doctors are fielding calls from anxious parents — some who are...
  • Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group

    Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group
    With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control. But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
  • 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...
  • Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views

    Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views
    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...