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  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    Pediatric offices are swamped right now! In the first months of the new year, children always have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now. What I don't...
  • 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...
  • U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high

    U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high
    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • CDC: 2014 a record year for measles, California has 60 cases

    CDC: 2014 a record year for measles, California has 60 cases
    Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that the number of measles cases has reached a 20-year high, with 288 illnesses reported in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and May 23 of this year  -- the most in the first five...
  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • 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...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • 'Eliminated' disease making a comeback

     
    Not too long ago, measles had been virtually wiped out in the United States. Oh, how things have changed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today said the respiratory disease caused by the virus is at its highest annual peak for any year...
  • Regreso a clases: Hora de vacunar a los hijos

    Regreso a clases: Hora de vacunar a los hijos
    Ahora que arrancan las clases el 19 de agosto en todo el sur de Florida, ha llegado el momento de vacunar a los hijos. Los departamentos de salud de los condados de Broward y Palm Beach están ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas para los niños, justo antes...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Reaching for peace after Newtown

    I've never been able to dispel the memory of Dec. 1, 1956. Ninety-two children and three nuns died in a fire at Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School in Chicago. I was in the third grade, and time has not erased feelings of despondency and insecurity....
  • Letters and maps tell history of Laurel during Civil War

    Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...