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  • 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...
  • Two California lawmakers aim to limit 'personal belief' vaccine exemption

    Two California lawmakers aim to limit 'personal belief' vaccine exemption
    Alarmed by the spread of disease as some parents decline to vaccinate their children, two state lawmakers plan legislation aimed at increasing the number of youngsters who have been immunized when they start school in California. They will propose...
  • On the Internet, anyone can speak persuasively about vaccines

    On the Internet, anyone can speak persuasively about vaccines
    Can measles really kill you? Is the vaccine more dangerous than the disease? People seeking answers to questions like these often search for them online. And when they do, they can be strongly influenced by the information they find there – even...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Babies get dry skin in winter, too

    As the weather gets ever colder in the winter, our skin gets drier. We all recognize this with our own skin, but what about a baby's? I'm seeing infants with chapped cheeks and dry patches on their bodies. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) has been on the rise,...
  • The best apps, shows, movies for toddlers

    The best apps, shows, movies for toddlers
    Most parents applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice against screen time for tots through age 2 — and a limit of one or two hours throughout childhood. But then their toddler has to sit through a sibling's swim practice or buckle up for...
  • Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High

    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

    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...