| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whopping cough are one of the causes of the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the country, along with cases of measles in several states, the importance of vaccinating is paramount.
Vaccines have been proven to prevent disease,...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The back-to-school season is a time for new shoes, fresh notebooks and reuniting with old friends, not to mention getting the kids back out of the house.
But as the next school year commences, the Will County Health Department is reminding parents to...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Instilling Catholic values and promoting academic excellence by nurturing mind, body and soul.
The ACSS offers three attendance centers. Roncalli Primary is at 419 First Ave. N.E. and has SonShine Patch Daycare, Out of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:23 AM
In the fog of the hours after I gave birth to my son more than 16 years ago, I don't remember much -- except joy and fatigue. But an image that has stayed in my mind is my husband sitting in a chair next to the hospital bed, carefully holding our...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:44 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Doctors and public health officials are warning that immunization rates have dropped in Michigan and are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated.
The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan State...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that the United States is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of pertussis in 50 years. In 2012, there were more than 41,000 reported cases and 18 deaths in the U.S., with more than...
| Aug 21, 2013
About 50 percent of Americans use alternative medicine — and 10 percent use it on their children, according to Paul Offit, author of the new book, "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine." (HarperCollins).