| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:28 AM
The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk?
Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:56 PM
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Health officials in Washington state on Sunday warned people who used Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this month that they could have been exposed to measles after a passenger was confirmed to be carrying the virus.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they should also consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story.
In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Russia: With at least four volcanoes in the far eastern region of Kamchatka continuing to show signs of increased activity, officials have warned of possible eruptions. Because ash plumes from the volcanoes could pose a risk to air traffic, the...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:35 AM
For sheer survival, we live with acceptable risks.
We eat knowing we might choke. We go down steps realizing we could break our necks. We drive fully aware of the 36,000 traffic fatalities each year.
That leads to the risk of vaccines. Science is...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines.
She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Did I pause, ever so briefly, when it was time for my daughter to be vaccinated as required under California law?
Yes. A parent worries.
You worry about a negative reaction, or even about claims by some that high rates of autism might be related to...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:56 AM
ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. infant vaccination rates for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased or remained stable at high levels in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
Immunization rates exceeded 90 percent...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:38 PM
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A massive measles outbreak in Ohio that was behind the largest outbreak of the disease in the United States in two decades appears to be coming to an end, with no new confirmed cases in the state in nearly a month, state officials...