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  • Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says

    Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says
    Amid a California-centered measles outbreak, a Los Angeles pediatrician has told the parents of young unvaccinated patients: Get them vaccinated, or find a new doctor. The Northridge office of Dr. Charles Goodman will not accept new patients whose...
  • Randy Blaser: The choice not to vaccinate is a false one

    I never got the measles vaccine. But that wasn't by choice. Unlike the growing number of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children because they think vaccines are harmful or will cause autism, my parents had no say in the matter. There was no...
  • Children who are not vaccinated

    When I was growing up in the 1950s, my siblings and I contracted the measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, scarlet fever and other so-called childhood illnesses because there was no way to prevent them, other than quarantine. My sister came close...
  • Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates

    Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates
    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 reports that almost 100 percent of its students are vaccinated against various illnesses in the district of about 5,000 students. But more students have cited religious reasons for not being vaccinated this year...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Mailbag: The time before widespread vaccinations was devastating

    Re. "Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness," (Feb. 6): Being older, I can share living-proof knowledge. In the 1950s I was in grammar and high school. I will never forget the two people I knew who had polio. One was a close friend...
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons

    More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons
    Hundreds of parents may be flouting state law designed to protect everyone from crippling and deadly diseases. Lawmakers are right to investigate whether the system is misused. In Connecticut, children must be immunized against diphtheria, whooping cough,...
  • Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others

    Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others
    On Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that that 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia have come down with measles this year. At this rate, the number of cases will surpass 2014's 644 cases, which were the most since measles was...
  • Get children vaccinated

    Note to parents and caring grandparents: Get those kids vaccinated. I never thought I’d write this, but here is my story. At age 7 (before polio vaccines), I had polio. I spent two weeks in an isolation ward (almost totally alone for 24 hours a...
  • Guns, polio vaccine and medical pot: Letters

    Guns, polio vaccine and medical pot: Letters
    Guns at our fingertips Every morning I start my day with the local Central Florida television news. Lately, it seems that all the lead stories are centered on the same theme: the most recent shootings. If you get into a fight, grab a gun. If you...