| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...
| Sep 23, 2014
Even in the era of Internet search capability, it is still surprising to read that misinformation abounds. One need only read the letter to the editor by chiropractor Lewis Singer on Sept. 1 regarding the vaccine and autism issue.
To date, there has...
| Sep 20, 2014
More than three-quarters of Americans believe vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps, and whooping cough should be mandatory for children, a new Harris poll finds. The margin increases with age, with 88 percent of respondents over 69 years old and...
| 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 3, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children.
Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...
| 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 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 14, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month.
Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Leesburg will have Food Truck-N-Flick Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Towne Square downtown. Ed Anderson will perform.
Participants also can see a free movie at 8:30 p.m. on a 24-foot-high outdoor movie screen. The Free Movie Nights film will be...
| Aug 1, 2014
As the calendar turns to August, it may not be time for back-to-school just yet, but it is time to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Pennsylvania education regulations require parents or guardians to make sure their children's...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Humanity has benefited immensely from vaccines, and in many ways vaccines have been victims of that success. The backlash to the documentary by Carlsbad High students on the vaccine debate (and don’t let the word “debate” imply a false...