| Jun 30, 2015
| 9:11 PM
Adopting one of the most far-reaching vaccination laws in the nation, California on Tuesday barred religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren, a move that could affect tens of thousands of students and sets up a potential court...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 1:53 PM
Preliminary data from a Vermont study show that despite changes in strains of whooping cough, a common vaccine is still effective in preventing the highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control said Thursday.
The Vermont Health Department...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:28 PM
HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The measure comes in response to a devastating...
| May 1, 2015
A diabetes educator will discuss and offers suggestions on how make simple nutrition and exercise changes to achieve weight loss, lower blood pressure, prevent diabetes and lower cholesterol from 4:30 p.m. to 5 :30 p.m. May 13 and from 2...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Carroll County Health officials said Wednesday a single confirmed case of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, identified in a Century High School student this week is not a sign of an outbreak.
Troy Barnes, principal at the Eldersburg...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:32 PM
State legislators are poised to place an additional hurdle in front of parents who seek to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons.
The Public Health Committee on Friday voted 23-4 to approve House Bill 6949, which would...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:30 AM
The disruption of healthcare services in West Africa's Ebola-affected nations has resulted in a growing pool of children who remain unvaccinated for measles and could trigger a regional outbreak capable of infecting up to a quarter million people,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 10:05 PM
A Bay Area mother formed a Facebook page where parents could arrange play dates for their children with other vaccinated youngsters. Another mom advocates socially isolating the unvaccinated by asking parents if their child is inoculated before...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Naperville School District 203 officials are taking action beyond what they say is necessary to alert families of the potential spread of a mild, yet contagious childhood disease.
In late February, a student at Ann Reid Early Childhood in Naperville and...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:31 PM
A California lawmaker is urging the state to make vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, a move following the largest measles outbreak in California in 15 years.
“This is not just a common-sense solution but...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:21 PM
Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000.
Measles is a very contagious viral...