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  • Special Education PTO meeting hosts expert on mental illness

    If any good can be taken from the December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it did raise awareness about the apparent holes in mental health services in the state. It also led to a number of hearings on the subject, with money allocated in...
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?

    Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?
    To the editor: Any parents not vaccinating their children should be forced to watch a video of an infant with pertussis struggling to breathe and cough. There are several on the Internet, and they are heartbreaking. ("Parents who oppose measles vaccine...
  • How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations

    How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations
    Unvaccinated teenagers have been sent home from school for as long as three weeks. Dozens of babies who may have been exposed to measles have been placed in quarantine. One in four of the more than 73 Californians infected has required hospitalization....
  • Once easily recognized, signs of measles now elude young doctors

     Once easily recognized, signs of measles now elude young doctors
    It was spring of 2014. Dr. Julia Shaklee Sammons looked around and saw trouble. An infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she had read the headlines about new measles cases — including outbreaks in California and...
  • Illinois reports year's first measles case

    A suburban Cook County resident has a confirmed case of measles, but it is not likely linked to the multistate outbreak associated with Disneyland, county and state health officials said Tuesday. The person diagnosed, who officials would identify only...
  • How to recognize measles

    How to recognize measles
    How to spot measles when you see it Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, and many younger doctors have never seen an infected patient. The virus can lead to complications such as pneumonia, inflammation of the brain and even death. A...
  • Victor Center plans for three big events

    Victor Center plans for three big events
    The South Florida branch of the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases — located at the Brain Institute of Miami Children's Hospital — has a number of big events coming up locally in early February. First off, at 6 p.m.,...
  • 30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area

    30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area
    Thirty babies have been placed under home isolation in Alameda County after possible exposure to measles linked to a holiday outbreak at Disneyland last month. Officials with the Alameda County Public Health Department asked the parents of the infants...
  • FDA mulls releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to fight growing threat of viral diseases

    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set...
  • Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs

    Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs
    Gary Monahan remembers his son's temperature spiking to 102 degrees when he was vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. The child then landed in the hospital with what appeared to be whooping cough after his next round of vaccinations. By the time...