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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 8.) What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
  • Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults

    Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults
    Virginia's health department wants all adults to be vaccinated against pertussis, or "whooping cough." Though outbreaks of the respiratory tract infection have been stable in Eastern Virginia, cases have doubled statewide in the past few years. "Locally,...
  • California Legislature extends deadline for whooping cough vaccine

     
    Emergency legislation extending the deadline for students to receive the whooping cough vaccination passed both houses of the Legislature on Thursday, setting the stage for a decision by Gov. Jerry Brown. The afternoon vote in the state Senate was by........
  • Whooping cough: How not to get tough with schools

     
    The law was passed, the parents were notified, then notified again, and yet again. Vaccination clinics were opened at schools. Yet is anyone surprised that the July 1 deadline for whooping-cough booster shots passed with a huge number of the......
  • Gov. Brown extends whooping cough vaccine deadline

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday giving students 30 days after the start of the academic year to obtain a whooping cough vaccine and submit verification to their school. This school year marks the first time that the vaccine......
  • When does public health supersede personal choice? The vaccination debate [Most commented]

     
    Opposition to vaccinations for children is shortsighted and detrimental to public health, The Times’ editorial board wrote Tuesday. In recent years, more parents have been opting out of inoculations for their kids due to personal beliefs and...
  • Healthcare reform's deciding moment -- maybe

     
    The Supreme Court will rule on the legality of the healthcare reform law next year. Or will it?...
  • State helping at child immunization deadline

     
    Parents that have, for whatever reason, put off getting their school-age children to the doctor for the mandatory immunizations are getting a last-minute chance to catch up from the state Department of Health. The state will open health centers the week...