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  • Protect your child with vaccinations

    Protect your child with vaccinations
    Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vaccination time for schoolchildren

     
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis

    Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...