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  • Decades after childhood recovery, survivors in 60s, 70s confront post-polio symptoms

    Decades after childhood recovery, survivors in 60s, 70s confront post-polio symptoms
    Wearing name tags, they sit around tables, with paper handouts full of research spread around them. Within reach are pens and paper. Also within reach, on the floor, are crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. Their attention is on Dr. Meg Lawton, a...
  • Polio vaccinations

     
    After extensive testing in 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was licensed for human use on April 12, 1955....
  • Polio survivors band together for solace and strength

    Wearing name tags, they sit around tables, with paper handouts full of research spread around them. Within reach are pens and paper. Also within reach, on the floor, are crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. Their attention is on Dr. Meg Lawton, a...
  • Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach

    Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach
    Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000. Measles is a very contagious viral...
  • Firefighters, resident build special bond

    Firefighters, resident build special bond
    Riding in the lieutenant's seat, Blake Donegan beamed as the Pleasantview fire truck began rolling out of the station. At one point, the 20-year-old LaGrange Park resident thought he would be doing this for real on the streets of Los Angeles. But a rare...
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
  • Nina Pham, Dallas nurse who survived Ebola, sues hospital

    Nina Pham, Dallas nurse who survived Ebola, sues hospital
    Nurse Nina Pham — once the upbeat face of the Dallas hospital that confronted the country’s first Ebola case — sued the hospital’s parent company Monday, alleging that it had failed to protect her before and after she was diagnosed...
  • Prevnar, Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine, okayed for adults in EU

    Pfizer's blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older. Prevnar 13, called Prevenar 13 in some countries, is the best-selling vaccine ever. It...
  • Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia

    Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia
    ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug that won notoriety when it was given to a handful of infected aid workers at the height of the epidemic, will now begin clinical testing in Liberian treatment centers, U.S. health authorities said. "Although ZMapp...
  • Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed

    Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed
    Stacy Knight of Hamburg didn't get the flu shot, but her 5-year-old daughter did, and so did her parents. And yet, they all got the flu — along with a lot of other people this winter. "Fever, chills, tiredness," Knight said, recalling the telltale...
  • Linthicum boy's disease afflicts fewer than 1 in a million

    Linthicum boy's disease afflicts fewer than 1 in a million
    Adrianne Woods strokes her son's forehead. The boy's long lashes drift closed, then flutter open as he shudders with a seizure. "He's tired," Woods says of Xavier, who is almost 6 years old. "He's had a long day at school." Nearby, Xavier's baby...