| Aug 9, 2010
If your child is starting kindergarten, middle school or college this year, your back-to-school checklist includes not only pencils and notebooks, but those dreaded vaccinations. Here's a primer to make things a bit easier.
"Immunization is one of the...
| Jul 22, 2009
Shingles is a painful, and somewhat mysterious, skin disease that affects people who have had chicken pox. It may occur spontaneously or may be induced by stress, fever, radiation therapy, tissue damage or immunosupression.
Dr. Oanh Lauring, chief of...
| Jan 7, 2010
Children whose parents refuse to let them be vaccinated for chickenpox are nine times as likely as vaccinated children to develop chickenpox that requires medical attention, researchers say.
Although the conclusion may seem self-evident, it reflects a...
| Dec 14, 2009
Research shows that there are two major factors that impact aging - those caused by the genes we inherit and those changes caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun's rays, illness or lack of personal hygiene.
While little can be...
| Feb 26, 2008
Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
| Nov 16, 2007
Disabled Veteran Dies in Fire
A disabled man died in his Bessemer home Thursday morning while his house was on fire, despite several attempts to rescue him from the flames. Unfortunately, the heat and flames were too intense for neighbors to help...
| Aug 3, 2010
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The start of the new school year is just around the corner in Seminole County, and part of the preparation fo the return to classes may include getting immunizations. The Seminole County Health Department is reminding parents that a slew of shots are...
| Aug 10, 2009
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There are new vaccination requirements for school children across the state. Beginning this school year, the state has begun requiring all students starting at age four, to receive the chicken pox vaccine. 11 year olds and older must receive the...
| Feb 1, 2010
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Relief workers and others traveling to earthquake-stricken Haiti are being advised to get vaccinated against several potentially life-threatening illnesses.
"If you're going to Haiti, especially now, you need to be protected," said Bertie Barber,...
| Feb 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had chickenpox as a child, and about seven years ago I had shingles. I will be 80 years old soon and am wondering whether or not I should still get the vaccine to prevent shingles. What are the risks of getting the vaccine? Can I get...
| Nov 22, 2008
At least 300 students were ordered to stay home Friday because of an outbreak of chickenpox at a Monroe Elementary School.
Sixteen students at Salem woods Elementary school are ill with varicella, otherwise known as the chickenpox.