| Dec 2, 2011
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:12 AM
Parents, if your children attend Suffolk County schools, know that four times as many students are coming down with whooping cough this year over last year. More than 200 cases have been reported in Suffolk County alone, and it's highly contagious....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:17 PM
By the time most kids start kindergarten, they will have received more than 25 vaccinations that protect against diseases like whooping cough, polio, and the measles.
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson with Seattle Children's Hospital says vaccines are the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The state of Washington has the lowest vaccination rate in the country, and public health offices across the state are keeping a close eye on areas they call “pockets of need.” One of those is Vashon Island.
Resident Celina Yarkin, a...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Lake County could see its highest number of whooping cough cases in five years, according to the couny health department.
There have been 138 confirmed cases of the disease — also referred to as pertussis — in the county this year, prompting...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
It's been a rough week for Sunnycrest Elementary in Lake Stevens, where so many kids are sick that the school district has had to bring in a special cleaning crew to sanitize classrooms and make a report to the Snohomish (County) Health District....
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:56 AM
A case of pertussis, also known as whopping cough, was confirmed at Shelbyville Middle School.
In an automated message sent to parents Thursday, the Shelbyville Schools superintendent said some students and members of the school’s staff may...
| Jan 22, 2012
If you ever complain about a cough, cold or the flu on Twitter or Facebook, a Baltimore startup called Sickweather.com wants your tweets and status updates.
The website, which launched in November, mines social networking sites using a computer...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 11:52 AM
For the first time in 20 years, California had no reports of a whopping cough death for an entire year.
The last recorded whooping cough death was in October of 2010.
Director of the California Department of Public Health, Ron Chapman, says many...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Health care providers are sounding the alarm about whooping cough and urging everyone to get vaccinated or get a booster shot.
Q13 FOX News’ Angela King talks to Dr. Gary Goldbaum, director of the Snohomish Health District, and others about the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 8:36 AM
One especially fascinating aspect of my job is sifting through medical history, something I was more than happy to do for my story on the resurgence of reported cases of whooping cough in Illinois and across the nation. You can find that story, which...