| Jan 28, 2015
| 2:30 AM
At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases!" But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park, where many visitors...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:37 PM
Take a bunch of people, pack them into a space and watch some get frighteningly ill. For much of human civilization, that was how we lived, and with measles outbreaks at Disneyland and elsewhere, we're getting a taste of what our infection-plagued...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:29 PM
To the editor: I was born in 1946. There were smallpox and polio vaccines in the 1950s, but I can't remember any others. I lived in the English countryside, with fresh air and loving parents. ("As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students...
| Jan 27, 2015
At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases." But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park,...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 1:27 PM
MOUNT DORA — Gifts often come in boxes, but rarely are they filled with gear designed for survival.
The 80-member Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle pitched in $2,000 for the purchase of ShelterBox kits for those in crisis after a...
| Aug 1, 2014
As the calendar turns to August, it may not be time for back-to-school just yet, but it is time to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Pennsylvania education regulations require parents or guardians to make sure their children's...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:02 PM
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola.
And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Naish Shah, a member of the Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown and an employee of the Rotary International headquarters, pedaled furiously Nov. 22 in Tuscon.
Shah joined other Rotary Club members and Rotary International employees, with Rotary...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Gunmen shot and killed four health workers carrying out a polio vaccination drive Wednesday in the capital of Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province, police officials said.
The deadly shooting was the latest to target polio workers -- whom...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children.
Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...