| 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,...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 3:11 PM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving parents more time to bring their children's school vaccinations up todate. Late Friday afternoon the Department extended by two weeks the grace period to comply with new school immunization...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday they are extending the window for students to comply with a new school immunization law for two weeks.
The health department implemented new immunization standards at the beginning of the 2011-2012...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:43 AM
SOUTH BEND – The U.S. is having its worst whooping cough outbreak in 50 years.
More than 18,000 cases have been reported this year.
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection that can close airways and be deadly – It's especially dangerous...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:08 AM
As students prepare for the upcoming school year, parents may want to add vaccinations to the long list of pencils, notebooks and new shoes.
This is the first year all students entering the seventh grade will need the Tdap, or whooping cough vaccination,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:04 PM
SAN DIEGO – Before returning to class, students entering the seventh grade need to have been immunized against whooping cough, county health officials said Wednesday.
San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials urged parents...