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  • State health official: Pregnant women should get pertussis vaccine

    State health official: Pregnant women should get pertussis vaccine
    California's pertussis epidemic has escalated, state health officials said Friday, with 4,558 cases reported this year as of Tuesday — 1,100 of those in the last two weeks. "We are off to a really bad start in 2014," said state epidemiologist...
  • California's pertussis epidemic escalates, health officials report

    California's pertussis epidemic has escalated, state health officials said Friday, with 4,558 cases reported this year as of Tuesday — 1,100 of those in the last two weeks. "We are off to a really bad start in 2014," Dr. Gil Chavez, state...
  • Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California

    Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California
    For the first time in four years, California is experiencing a statewide epidemic of pertussis, or whooping cough, with infants under the age of 6 months facing the greatest risk of hospitalization or death, according to state health authorities. "We...
  • Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade

    Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade
    Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month. Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...
  • Back-to-school checkup

    Back-to-school checkup
    If a back-to-school shopping list is the only list you've made for your child, you may want to get out another clipboard. Doctors are recommending that parents accomplish items on a health to-do checklist before the first day of school so that their...
  • Teach healthy habits before school starts

    Teach healthy habits before school starts
    Heather Von Bank's first line of defense in the war of germs is common sense. She taught her sons Charlie, 4, and Max, 1, to wash their hands often, keep their hands out of their faces, blow their noses with tissues and "vampire cough" into their...
  • Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines

    Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines
    Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them. For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...
  • There's no debate -- kids should be vaccinated

    There's no debate --  kids should be vaccinated
    The number of people who have found God in the last 10 years has risen dramatically. That is, if we're talking about people who cite religion for exempting their school-age kids from state-required vaccinations. But that trend isn't about faith. And...
  • With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?

    With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?
    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...
  • A healthy dose of data

    A healthy dose of data
    The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring. Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
  • Alternative medicine attracts adherents for good or ill

    Alternative medicine attracts adherents for good or ill
    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). Offit,...