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  • Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County

    Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County
    Three additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, bringing the total to nine since late January, according to health officials. Eight of the nine cases are linked to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Those...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children.  Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffine were 66 percent more likely to have...
  • Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

    Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
    When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles...
  • Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold

    Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold
    Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data. Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....
  • Amid measles outbreak, public health officials take on obstacles to vaccination

    Amid measles outbreak, public health officials take on obstacles to vaccination
    After the worst month for measles in more than two decades, public health officials gathered at the Johns Hopkins University on Monday to talk about ways to prevent 2015 from becoming the worst year for the disease. Local, state and federal officials...
  • Broward launches campaign to keep babies safe in bed, water

    Broward launches campaign to keep babies safe in bed, water
    A spike in toddler deaths in Broward County last year — mostly from drowning and unsafe sleeping arrangements — spurred child advocates to launch a safety campaign Monday in Sunrise. Forty-one Broward County children died in 2014. Nine...
  • 5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician

    5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician
    More than 140 people in 14 states, including Pennsylvania, have contracted measles so far this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 644 people in the United States were reported as having measles, the greatest...
  • 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...
  • 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...