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  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • Worried about MERS? Worry about polio instead.

      On May 9, the World Health Organization stopped short of calling Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, a global health emergency. That's a good thing. In the 2 1/2 years since it was first identified, MERS has had a case fatality rate of...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Thriving anti-vaccine movement sends an alarming message

    It seems the "anti-vaccine" movement is still alive and well and has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook again. Unfortunately, much of what I've read on these sites seems to be inaccurate and based on a lot of emotion and very little science....
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero

    Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero
    I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952. LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes...
  • Review: 'Afternoon of a Faun' a graceful tale of ballet, loss

     Review: 'Afternoon of a Faun' a graceful tale of ballet, loss
    We open with two dancers, a man and a woman, on a bare stage. He is Jacques d'Amboise, one of the greatest male dancers this country ever produced, but you barely notice him. Your eye is drawn to the woman, to the fluid, almost miraculous way she moves,...
  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Leonard Kerpelman dies at 88; lawyer in landmark school prayer case

    Leonard Kerpelman dies at 88; lawyer in landmark school prayer case
    Activist attorney Leonard J. Kerpelman, best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital of complications from a tumor. He was...
  • Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...