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  • Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera

    Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera
    Last Sunday's Chicago Tribune carried a story by Ron Grossman, who wrote about polio in Chicago in the 1950s; how the illness caused hundreds of deaths each year, creating widespread fear.
  • Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach

    Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach
    Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000. Measles is a very contagious viral...

    Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...

    Editorials from around Oregon

    Albany Democrat- Herald, March 2, on the clean-fuels program The Legislature has one more chance to kill the state's clean-fuels program, but the smart money says the House will pass the measure this week and move it to Gov. Kate Brown, who's expected to...

    Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

    Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday. Parents targeted by police starting this past weekend were not...