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  • 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,...
  • Pertussis pops up at La Cañada High

    La Cañada Unified School District nurse Danielle Chandler is urging La Cañada High School students to get vaccinated for pertussis — also known as whooping cough — as at least one case has popped up at La Cañada High School. The La Cañada...
  • State sees 72% increase in whooping cough

    State sees 72% increase in whooping cough
    Virginia has seen a 72 percent increase in reported cases of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, according to the state health department. About 30 cases have been reported in Floyd County, southwest of Roanoke, prompting a private school to...
  • 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....
  • Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice

    I respect the Coastline Pilot's attempt to provide a public service announcement in regards to health ("Schools require pertussis vaccine," May 20). However, I regret that the article was incomplete and extremely misleading. The article stated that...
  • Community Commentary: Autism, vaccine link unproven

    It is a sad day indeed when newspapers publish diatribes against vaccines when our nation is facing a measles and pertussis epidemic simultaneously ("Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice," May 27). As an emergency physician, trained in internal and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area

    Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area
    Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose. She learned she didn't have the flu or a common cold. After a few doctor visits in late September, Davis, 18, was...
  • Mailbag: Should they sell seashells at store?

    Perhaps instead of fighting over how many merchants in town sell seashells, they should consider not selling them at all ("Fighting over some seashells," Dave Hansen column, June 2). Yes, I know, they are big sellers, and make money for the merchants....