| 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).
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:45 AM
I guess when you grow up in a time when vaccinations were very, very important you just don't understand parents these days that don't get their children vaccinated against diseases that can kill them.
The recent Associated Press story about Michigan...
| Aug 10, 2013
Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Olbermann The sometimes acerbic and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Students in Orland School District 135 may be upset to learn about two changes within the district this year—a new vaccine requirement and a longer first day of school.
The latter change was part of a bill signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2012 that...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Thanks, ABC and Jenny McCarthy, for making it more likely that today's coddled children will get a taste of the character-building hardship our grandparents endured. Kids these days, they've had it so easy for so long, but they may finally get a dose of...
| Aug 13, 2013
Re "Take your shots, L.A.," Opinion, Aug. 11
Dr. Nina Shapiro is right on in lamenting the sorry state of childhood immunization in California because of the state's misguided "personal beliefs" opt-out provision. "Personal beliefs " are little...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:17 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Public health officials and doctors who worry that not enough Michigan children are immunized against diseases must combat a trend not helpful to their cause: More parents are simply refusing to get their kids vaccinated....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Researchers have released another study about infant vaccinations and autism and the results match up with what other reports have found: The number of vacccines an infant receives is not linked to increased risk of being diagnosed with autism....