| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Ahora que arrancan las clases el 19 de agosto en todo el sur de Florida, ha llegado el momento de vacunar a los hijos.
Los departamentos de salud de los condados de Broward y Palm Beach están ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas para los niños, justo antes...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him.
Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:16 PM
"Futurama" (Comedy Central, Wednesdays). Science fiction and comedy are "like that." (Writer crosses fingers to indicate closeness.) Each takes emerging facts to their extreme, often absurd conclusions; both are fundamentally philosophical —...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Is it any wonder America is distrusted and held in contempt around the world?
I was unaware my tax dollars were paying for fake polio vaccination programs in Pakistan (and no doubt elsewhere). What a dreadful way to "win the hearts and minds" of a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The CIA is probably smug and triumphant about its duplicitous vaccination drive in Abbotabad, a mission hatched to catch and kill Osama bin Laden ("A tainted polio program," Jan. 7). As a doctor, I cringe to think of this unscrupulous use of medicine...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
It may be impossible to write a drama about politics that doesn’t come off as ham-handed, over-the-top, and laughable. This is probably because actual politics reverberate with mundane news-cycle non-events, punctuated by overseas disasters and...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:22 PM
On Saturday, more than 30 members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will be sprucing up more than 2,500 carrotwood tree seedlings in preparation of presenting them to third-graders in all 21 public and 15 private schools within the boundaries of the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:03 AM
100 Years Ago
Washington in winter
From the social columns:
"Miss Elizabeth White, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. White, was stricken with infantile paralysis, a few days ago, and is slightly improved at this writing.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...