| May 29, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:59 AM
The measles threat continues to grow, thanks to the anti-vaccination movement.
In the most worrisome report yet in a lengthening sequence, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that it had documented 288 cases in the United...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:11 PM
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,...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:12 PM
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....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...