| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Vaccines are "one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century" but their use is "suboptimal" because some parents, worried about their safety, refuse them for their children. Vaccines, however, are safe and adverse reactions...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Mathews Rotary Club is hosting the third annual Beer, Bands, and Brats by the Bay June 21 from 3-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward the efforts of Rotary International and the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio by 2018....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Leesburg will have Food Truck-N-Flick Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Towne Square downtown. Ed Anderson will perform.
Participants also can see a free movie at 8:30 p.m. on a 24-foot-high outdoor movie screen. The Free Movie Nights film will be...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Brennden Colbert was recognized for his outstanding year as the first President of Rotaract at Capital Communnity College (CCC), bringing in ten new members. Brennden's amazing leadership resulted in his club supporting many Rotary efforts this past...
| Sep 19, 2014
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:34 PM
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...