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    Tobacco sales compliance The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
  • More doctors telling patients: You're Fired!

    More doctors telling patients: You're Fired!
    One year old Ben Grace is not among the growing number of kids not getting their required vaccinations. His parents, Sandy and Kim not getting him vaccinated never crossed their minds. "With us in our family we've never seen a good reason or good...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free cookbook 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...
  • Over 200 Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Suffolk County

    Over 200 Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Suffolk County
    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....
  • Parents continue to question the health risks of vaccines

    Parents continue to question the health risks of vaccines
    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...
  • Vashon Island has one of lowest vaccination rates in the state

    Vashon Island has one of lowest vaccination rates in the state
    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...
  • Lake County warns of whooping cough outbreak, could be most in 5 years

    Lake County warns of whooping cough outbreak, could be most in 5 years
    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...
  • Lake Stevens elementary school reports mass student illness

    Lake Stevens elementary school reports mass student illness
    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....
  • Case of whooping cough confirmed at Shelbyville Middle School

    Case of whooping cough confirmed at Shelbyville Middle School
    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...
  • The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com

    The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com
    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...
  • CDPH says No Whooping Cough Deaths Reported in 2011

    CDPH says No Whooping Cough Deaths Reported in 2011
    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...