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Polio

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  • Eula Biss discusses 'On Immunity'

    Eula Biss discusses 'On Immunity'
    In preparation for giving birth to her first child five years ago, Eula Biss began researching the vaccination process. Public health policy strongly recommends that every child should be inoculated for a variety of diseases on a schedule that begins...
  • How A Shingles Shot Can Prevent Months Of Pain

    More than three-quarters of Americans believe vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps, and whooping cough should be mandatory for children, a new Harris poll finds. The margin increases with age, with 88 percent of respondents over 69 years old and...
  • In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk

    In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk
    Did I pause, ever so briefly, when it was time for my daughter to be vaccinated as required under California law? Yes. A parent worries. You worry about a negative reaction, or even about claims by some that high rates of autism might be related to...
  • Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk

    Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk
    To the editor: As a school nurse, I read this article on the high rates of vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren based on parents' personal beliefs with dismay but not surprise. ("Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials," Sept....
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • To quash polio for good, immunization with both vaccines may be best

    Quashing the polio virus for good may take a belt-and-suspenders approach, a new study suggests. One in which children get not only a dose of the cheap and easy-to-administer oral vaccine, but at least one dose of the inactivated vaccine - the one...
  • Backlash against vaccine-skeptical parents and doctors

    Backlash against vaccine-skeptical parents and doctors
    Articles on the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and declining immunization rates tend to draw passionate responses both from people dismayed that generations of progress fighting deadly infections may be reversed and parents reluctant to...
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
  • Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade

    Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade
    Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month. Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...
  • How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine

    How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine
    An experimental Ebola vaccine that is offering some hope for West Africa was invented in a small Canadian Prairie city and had its roots in the Cold War, the German town of Marburg and a disease scare that panicked Toronto in the 1970s. The Canadian...
  • 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...