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  • By forgoing vaccines, adults leave themselves vulnerable to diseases and viral infections

    By forgoing vaccines, adults leave themselves vulnerable to diseases and viral infections
    As children, our parents take us to the doctor every year, like clockwork. As we get older, regular checkups often fall by the wayside. But they shouldn't. For adults, checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations are vital to living healthy,...
  • Baltimore County teacher diagnosed with possible case of whooping cough

    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...
  • Health tips for freshmen

     Health tips for freshmen
    Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college. There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say. "The thing (about)...
  • Carnett: Historical 'what if' can be fun for a moment

    Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs." What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.) What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
  • Leila Denmark dies at 114; pediatrician practiced until she was 103

    Leila Denmark dies at 114; pediatrician practiced until she was 103
    Dr. Leila Daughtry Denmark, a Georgia pediatrician who was the country's oldest known practicing physician when she retired at 103, died Sunday at her daughter's home in Athens, Ga., her family announced. She was 114. Denmark was the world's fourth-...
  • Time to get tough on vaccine refusal

    Time to get tough on vaccine refusal
    Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and...
  • Schools not reporting increased cases of whooping cough

    Schools not reporting increased cases of whooping cough
    The rise of whooping cough cases being reported around the nation hasn't made its way to local schools. Just two cases of pertussis, which is known as whooping cough, were reported in Newport News Public Schools this year according to Daria Weber, the...
  • All adults urged to get pertussis vaccine

    While whooping cough is running rampant in Washington State among school-age children, the number of cases in Virginia is holding steady. Still, the state Health Department was sufficiently concerned this spring to introduce free TdaP, or pertussis,...
  • Flu season is around the corner -- shots are available now!

    Flu season is around the corner -- shots are available now!
     Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October and can continue through mid-May, with the highest concentration of cases occurring between December and April. Flu symptoms include headache, body aches, fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • The new school (health) rules

    The new school (health) rules
    Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions. While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...