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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.
  • Spring can't come soon enough after wear and tear of winter [Hudson's Corner]

    Slowly, winter 2014 thaws. Very slowly. We will likely need all spring and summer to recover. Our house and immediate surroundings are a case in point.  Most obvious are the potholes and ruts on the JFX and city streets. They remind me of virulent...

    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...

    The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: 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....

    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...