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Polio

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  • Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics

    Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics
    For all the things that polio took away from a young Francis George — running, playing baseball and riding his bicycle — it did little to derail his dreams of becoming a priest. Even after he entered his freshman year of Chicago high...
  • Advocate for hope: Glencoe's Wendy Serrino of Midwest UNICEF

    Fundraising at Chicago's annual UNICEF Hope Gala doubled in recent years. The total rose from $550,000 in 2011 to $1.2-million in 2014, and the efforts of Glencoe's Wendy Serrino were in great part responsible for the increase. Chair of the U.S. Fund for...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations? ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...
  • Community news for Colchester edition

    Colchester Business Association Tag Sale COLCHESTER - On Sunday, June 14, The Colchester Business Association 34th Annual Tag Sale on the Green is coming. Early Bird signup rate of $30 for members is available until Tuesday, May 5, after which the...
  • '60 Minutes' examines polio as cancer treatment

    CBS' "60 Minutes" looks at the polio virus as a treatment for brain cancer in a Scott Pelley report this weekend. The news magazine followed patients in treatment for 10 months in the first clinical trial at Duke University. Pelley talked to molecular...
  • La Caņada History: Gary Lewis, son of Jerry, performs with band at LCHS

    La Cañada History: Gary Lewis, son of Jerry, performs with band at LCHS
    Ten Years Ago While the city was still waiting to see how — or if — the proposed Town Center would be ever be developed on more than 11 acres then held by La Caņada Properties at Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway, the Planning...
  • 60 years later, recalling the world-altering discovery of the polio vaccine

    PITTSBURGH Sixty years ago this coming Sunday, the Salk polio vaccine was declared "safe, effective and potent," an announcement cheered with the fervor of a national holiday. At the time, the dreaded disease was infecting more than 50,000 children in the...
  • Bill Sets New Hurdle For Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children

    Bill Sets New Hurdle For Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children
    State legislators are poised to place an additional hurdle in front of parents who seek to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons. The Public Health Committee on Friday voted 23-4 to approve House Bill 6949, which would...
  • GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine

    GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine
    Thanks to a thoughtless equivocation by an American governor visiting Britain, the measles vaccine has become the first important controversy of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. As with other long-settled issues that unexpectedly pop up to bite...
  • Colchester edition community news

    Colchester Business Association Tag Sale COLCHESTER - On Sunday June 14, The Colchester Business Association will hold its 34th Annual Tag Sale on the Green. Early Bird signup rate of $30 for members is available until Tuesday, May 5, after which the...
  • Immunizations offered for 6th-graders entering 7th grade

    Immunizations offered for 6th-graders entering 7th grade
    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County, in collaboration with the Lake County School Board, will offer immunizations at various schools for students who will enter the seventh grade in the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The department's school-...