| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:14 PM
The illness that has sidelined Ducks’ goals leader Corey Perry and veteran defenseman Francois Beauchemin was diagnosed Wednesday as the common mumps, the team’s doctor said.
Perry, who missed his fourth game Wednesday, is cleared to...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:16 AM
After battling through a franchise-record five consecutive overtime games, the Ducks were done midway through the second period Sunday in a 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. And while that ended a league-leading streak of seven straight games in which...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin hit the ice for the first time since his bout with mumps, taking part in full practice Monday afternoon in Calgary, where the Ducks play the Flames on Tuesday.
"I felt pretty good out there. It's a good sign,"...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Because the mumps has been circulating around NHL locker rooms recently, the Panthers' medical staff is taking preventative measures. The trainers administered blood tests Monday to test the players' immunity levels.
They also issued prescriptions to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show.
More than 99.7% of Mississippi children enrolled in kindergarten last year received...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:02 PM
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola.
And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, to Ebola.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:35 PM
No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties have revved up their...
| 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 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...