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  • Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others

    Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others
    On Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that that 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia have come down with measles this year. At this rate, the number of cases will surpass 2014's 644 cases, which were the most since measles was...
  • New drugs, price war provide hope for hepatitis C patients

    Sallie Wickens' life followed a death-defying narrative that traced the medical arc of hepatitis C: A blood-transfusion infection after a car accident in 1959, when she was 5; a positive test for the virus when she was 30; 10 years of deteriorating...
  • 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...
  • 'Darrell Hammond' traces SNL star's painful path to laughter

    Darrell Hammond is dressed sharply in all black for "The Darrell Hammond Project," the world-premiere stage adaptation of his recovery memoir, "God, If You're Not Up There …" It's not exactly slimming on him, but at least it looks like he made an...
  • Georgia sees first confirmed measles case since 2012

    ATLANTA An infant with measles entered the country last week from Kyrgyzstan and is now being treated in Atlanta, state health authorities said Monday. The child represents the first measles case in Georgia in nearly three years. The baby's parents...
  • 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...
  • New surgeon general sounds measles alarm during West Palm stop

    WEST PALM BEACH — The nation's new top doctor made a stop in West Palm Beach on Friday, reaching out to parents who stubbornly refuse to vaccinate their children amid the re-emergence of the highly contagious — and sometimes deadly —...
  • HPV vaccine doesn't make teen girls engage in risky sexual behavior, study shows

    Girls who got vaccinated against HPV were more likely than their unvaccinated peers to become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but the vaccine was definitely not to blame for their risky sexual behavior, according to a new study of more...
  • 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...
  • California measles outbreak spreads to Canada

    Ten measles cases in Canada stem from a visit to Disneyland, health officials announced Wednesday, meaning the California-centered measles outbreak has spread to yet another country. The 10 patients live in Quebec’s Lanaudiere region, and none had...
  • Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded

    Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded
    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S. "Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...