| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Nearly 10% of parents in Oregon are limiting their children to getting no more than one or two injections per visit to the pediatrician, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics Monday.
As a result, children are falling...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:07 AM
An announcement was sent to parents of Carmel Clay Schools students Monday informing them a case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, was identified in the school district.
The letter states some children and staff members may have been...
| Nov 25, 2011
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...
| Dec 6, 2011
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...
| 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...