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  • Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand

    Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand
    Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question...
  • More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids

    While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...
  • 40-plus years as a pediatrician

     40-plus years as a pediatrician
    In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols. Many of the changes have...
  • California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd

     California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd
    The state of California issued an advisory on measles last week. Though only about a dozen cases have been reported so far, many more people have been exposed to the virus. In the Bay Area, thousands were warned to watch for signs of the disease after a...
  • State scores better than most in infectious disease control

     State scores better than most in infectious disease control
    Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
  • Parents of schoolchildren, call your doctor's office

     
    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...
  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...
  • With whooping cough cases up, doctors stress booster vaccine

    With whooping cough cases up, doctors stress booster vaccine
    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...
  • Around babies? Then you should get a Tdap shot

    Around babies? Then you should get a Tdap shot
    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...
  • Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults

    Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults
    Virginia's health department wants all adults to be vaccinated against pertussis, or "whooping cough." Though outbreaks of the respiratory tract infection have been stable in Eastern Virginia, cases have doubled statewide in the past few years. "Locally,...
  • Briefly In Education

    Editor's note: This corrects the number of categories El Morrow Elementary School won. Schools require pertussis vaccine Starting July 1, students in grades 7 to 12 will need to show that they received immunization against whooping cough or pertussis....