| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, sounds like a malady you could've caught 100 years ago.
But cases have been on the rise in recent years. Virginia had 222 cases in 2009 and 344 last year. Eastern Virginia had 34 in 2009 and nearly double that...
| Aug 26, 2012
Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle.
"Is it gonna hurt?" she asked.
"You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way."
| Jan 6, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s.
"Childhood Cough Is Given...
| Jan 6, 2012
Whooping cough, or pertussis, infects babies, children and adults and looks a lot like the common cold at first — runny nose, sneezing and a mild cough or fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After one to two...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials.
But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Nov 9, 2011
When a series of whooping cough cases spread through a northwest suburban high school this fall, school officials knew they had to act quickly to try to stem the outbreak.
Cleaning crews at Cary-Grove High School scrubbed down and repeatedly sanitized...
| Jan 19, 2011
Newborn Jolee Kuehl spent 40 days at the University of Chicago Medical Center, 14 of them on a ventilator, after catching whooping cough from her mother at just 15 days old.
"I was misdiagnosed with bronchitis after Jolee's birth," said Crista Kuehl, 28,...
| Jul 6, 2011
Cases of pertussis, a contagious disease that can be deadly for babies, is on the rise across all age groups in the United States because many adolescents and adults don't realize they need a booster vaccine to stay immunized.
"I think the problem is...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions.
While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...