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Polio

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  • Review: 'Jonas Salk' by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

    Review: 'Jonas Salk' by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    A chasm runs through the life of Jonas Salk. He was an American hero, recognized by presidents and interviewed by the most important journalists of his day — a reassuring figure who offered hope to a frightened public. His vaccine halted the annual,...
  • Vaccine Bill Clears the Senate

    Vaccine Bill Clears the Senate
    The Senate on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that places an additional hurdle in front of parents seeking to exempt their childrenĀ from vaccinations for religious reasons. But even as members of the chamber were debating the measure's...
  • Pakistan's campaign against militants curbs another menace: polio

    Pakistan's campaign against militants curbs another menace: polio
    The Pakistani army's nearly yearlong campaign against Islamist militants in the northern tribal belt has its skeptics, but one area where experts say its effect has been unmistakable is in battling polio. Six cases have been reported this year in the...
  • Gary man dedicated to law, teaching kids about the game of life

    Gary man dedicated to law, teaching kids about the game of life
    "I had a series of childhood illnesses: scarlet fever, pneumonia, polio. I walked with braces until I was at least 9 years old." — Wilma Rudolph After she won three gold medals in track and field at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, the Italians...
  • 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...
  • College Park Rotary honored for their contributions to the community

    College Park Rotary honored for their contributions to the community
    A lot of people likely know about the work that members of the Rotary Club do internationally, Roger Jacobson said, from working to eradicate polio to promoting peace through its Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution....
  • Longtime doctor, cofounder of Rotary club, symphony dies

    One of Northbrook's most dedicated doctors, and one of its leading citizens, Dr. Irwin Smith, died May 5. He was 98. Dr. Smith was not only the busiest physician in Northbrook for years, but he was also one of the founders of the Northbrook Rotary...
  • Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House

    Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House
    HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The measure comes in response to a devastating...
  • 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...
  • Rotary hopes to carve scholarships from Pinewood Derby nostalgia

    The logo that Charles Kyler designed for Sunday's adults-only version of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby says it all: "Same track. Same rules. No kids." Competitors have to be 18 or older to enter the inaugural Ellicott City Pinewood Grand Prix,...
  • Northbrook Rotary turns 50 in style: serving others

    Northbrook Rotary turns 50 in style: serving others
    "Friendships built around serving together become wonderful friendships," Jeff Tideman said after spending much of the afternoon of April 25 with fellow Northbrook Rotarians washing buses at the Center for Enriched Living in Riverwoods. The 95 members...