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  • Measles outbreak in Ohio appears to be ending: health officials

    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...
  • Back-to-school checkup

    Back-to-school checkup
    If a back-to-school shopping list is the only list you've made for your child, you may want to get out another clipboard. Doctors are recommending that parents accomplish items on a health to-do checklist before the first day of school so that their...
  • Don't delay vaccinating children for measles

    The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, July 25: Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the first case...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • Apodaca: Danger of anti-immunization movement is real

    It's always dismaying when seemingly rational, intelligent people make incomprehensible decisions. Such is the case when parents ignore reams of scientific data, demonstrable real-world evidence and expert advice by choosing to forgo standard...
  • Never mind SARS or MERS, worry about measles

    As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world. The microscopic droplets that spread this virus can...
  • In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart

    In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart
    HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis. Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
  • Ignorance Can Help Bring Measles Back

    The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is unknown here. Since January, four cases of measles have been reported in Connecticut — more...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't confuse roseola with measles

    Recently, I've seen several cases of roseola, and I don't want this viral illness to be confused with measles. Roseola, also called exanthem subitum, is a viral illness typically seen in children between the ages of 7-13 months. Ninety percent of cases...
  • Bolingbrook mom in record book for donating breast milk

    Bolingbrook mom in record book for donating breast milk
    Amelia Boomker’s path to the Guinness Book of World Records began unknowingly nine years ago when her oldest son, Danny, was born with heart problems and could not be breast-fed. Danny was given his mom’s breast milk through a tube for the...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...