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  • Leila Denmark dies at 114; pediatrician practiced until she was 103

    Leila Denmark dies at 114; pediatrician practiced until she was 103
    Dr. Leila Daughtry Denmark, a Georgia pediatrician who was the country's oldest known practicing physician when she retired at 103, died Sunday at her daughter's home in Athens, Ga., her family announced. She was 114. Denmark was the world's fourth-...
  • Time to get tough on vaccine refusal

    Time to get tough on vaccine refusal
    Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    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...
  • Whooping cough facts

    Whooping cough facts
    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...
  • Our whooping cough story, and why medical reporting is so interesting

    Our whooping cough story, and why medical reporting is so interesting
    One especially fascinating aspect of my job is sifting through medical history, something I was more than happy to do for my story on the resurgence of reported cases of whooping cough in Illinois and across the nation. You can find that story, which...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free cookbook The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
  • The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com

    The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com
    If you ever complain about a cough, cold or the flu on Twitter or Facebook, a Baltimore startup called Sickweather.com wants your tweets and status updates. The website, which launched in November, mines social networking sites using a computer...
  • CDPH says No Whooping Cough Deaths Reported in 2011

    CDPH says No Whooping Cough Deaths Reported in 2011
    For the first time in 20 years, California had no reports of a whopping cough death for an entire year. The last recorded whooping cough death was in October of 2010.   Director of the California Department of Public Health, Ron Chapman, says many...
  • More doctors telling patients: You're Fired!

    More doctors telling patients: You're Fired!
    One year old Ben Grace is not among the growing number of kids not getting their required vaccinations. His parents, Sandy and Kim not getting him vaccinated never crossed their minds. "With us in our family we've never seen a good reason or good...
  • Over 200 Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Suffolk County

    Over 200 Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Suffolk County
    Parents, if your children attend Suffolk County schools, know that four times as many students are coming down with whooping cough this year over last year. More than 200 cases have been reported in Suffolk County alone, and it's highly contagious....
  • Lake County warns of whooping cough outbreak, could be most in 5 years

    Lake County warns of whooping cough outbreak, could be most in 5 years
    Lake County could see its highest number of whooping cough cases in five years, according to the couny health department. There have been 138 confirmed cases of the disease — also referred to as pertussis — in the county this year,  prompting...