| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Along with the holidays come seasonal illnesses. Typically the flu can be a parent’s worst nightmare but so far this year, school officials said a proactive approach seems to be working.
"Influenza is not a problem in our schools right now," Nancy...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:32 PM
A Baltimore County teacher has been diagnosed with a probable case of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, school and health officials say.
The fifth-grade teacher at Harford Hills Elementary School in Carney was sent to the hospital Monday after...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
A daughter, Natalie Elizabeth, was born to Crystal Legg and Alex Goldsmith of Petoskey at 7:37 a.m. Sept. 26, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. Natalie weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long at birth. She has a...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Norway killer Breivik defends massacre: 'I would have done it again'
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik on Tuesday defended his massacre of 77 people, insisting he would do it again and calling the bomb-and-shooting rampage the most...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:17 AM
PETOSKEY — National Infant Immunization Week, which runs April 22-28, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine preventable diseases.
Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 3:11 PM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving parents more time to bring their children's school vaccinations up todate. Late Friday afternoon the Department extended by two weeks the grace period to comply with new school immunization...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday they are extending the window for students to comply with a new school immunization law for two weeks.
The health department implemented new immunization standards at the beginning of the 2011-2012...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Thursday she is making emergency funds available to the state Department of Health to help curb the epidemic of whooping cough (pertussis) under way in Washington.
In addition, Gregoire is urging health care...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The state is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigative help in determining why whooping cough is spreading so quickly in Washington.
It comes after Gov. Christine Gregoire released emergency money to pay for more vaccine,...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
The principal of Seattle's Bishop Blanchet High School on Wednesday defended her closing of the school for two days after up to 150 students had called in sick earlier this week.
Principal Kris Brynildsen-Smith ordered the emergency closure as the state...
| May 11, 2012
| 6:19 PM
People who are uninsured or cannot afford to pay for a vaccination for whooping cough -- which has reached epidemic levels in Washington state -- can get a free vaccination Saturday in Burien.
Public Health -- Seattle & King County and Group Health are...