| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The number of cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in Lancaster County is on the rise from previous years.
Statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health show there have been 37 reported cases of whooping cough in...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:23 AM
Summer break is winding down for Hoosier children. For many, the return to school means a trip to the doctor’s office for immunizations.
The upcoming school year will be the first since a new law went into effect on July 1. That law allows...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:52 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades.
Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year. At this...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Whooping cough ain`t no fun, and it sure is nothing to sneeze . . . Or cough at. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis has returned with a vengeance with the worse outbreak since 1959, when Eisenhower was still president and a gallon of gas cost...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 6:49 PM
The West Virginia Department of Education is reminding parents that students entering seventh and 12th grades this fall will need to visit a doctor or health clinic before school begins to update their immunizations.
State law and West Virginia Board...
| 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)...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs."
What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.)
What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The rise of whooping cough cases being reported around the nation hasn't made its way to local schools.
Just two cases of pertussis, which is known as whooping cough, were reported in Newport News Public Schools this year according to Daria Weber, the...
| Jul 25, 2012
While whooping cough is running rampant in Washington State among school-age children, the number of cases in Virginia is holding steady. Still, the state Health Department was sufficiently concerned this spring to introduce free TdaP, or pertussis,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Norway killer Breivik defends massacre: 'I would have done it again'
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik on Tuesday defended his massacre of 77 people, insisting he would do it again and calling the bomb-and-shooting rampage the most...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:17 AM
PETOSKEY — National Infant Immunization Week, which runs April 22-28, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine preventable diseases.
Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could...