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  • State health officials remind parents about vaccines

    State health officials remind parents about vaccines
    State health officials are reminding parents to get their kids their vaccinations before school starts.
  • Laguna sculptor undresses art

    Laguna sculptor undresses art
    No one was actually naked in Kira Pandukht's living room last Thursday, but any traces of formality disappeared the moment the front door opened. On a long table facing the entryway, the Laguna Beach artist — who goes professionally by her first...

    More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids

    While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...

    Shingles is not contagious

    Q: Can I get shingles from another person? A: No, you can't, and here's why: Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster virus --"VZ virus" or just "VZV". Almost all adults have been infected with this virus. Many became infected in childhood....

    Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...