| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
As children, our parents take us to the doctor every year, like clockwork.
As we get older, regular checkups often fall by the wayside. But they shouldn't. For adults, checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations are vital to living healthy,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:21 PM
In response to her mother's letter dated Oct. 27. I am truly sorry to learn of Sara Sotomayor's adverse reaction to the vaccine proven to prevent many forms of cervical cancer. As with many decisions we make for our children we must weigh the risk...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Thursday she is making emergency funds available to the state Department of Health to help curb the epidemic of whooping cough (pertussis) under way in Washington.
In addition, Gregoire is urging health care...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The state is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigative help in determining why whooping cough is spreading so quickly in Washington.
It comes after Gov. Christine Gregoire released emergency money to pay for more vaccine,...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
The principal of Seattle's Bishop Blanchet High School on Wednesday defended her closing of the school for two days after up to 150 students had called in sick earlier this week.
Principal Kris Brynildsen-Smith ordered the emergency closure as the state...
| May 11, 2012
| 6:19 PM
People who are uninsured or cannot afford to pay for a vaccination for whooping cough -- which has reached epidemic levels in Washington state -- can get a free vaccination Saturday in Burien.
Public Health -- Seattle & King County and Group Health are...
| May 12, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Hundreds of people lined up outside Group Health’s Burien Medical Center to get a free whooping cough booster shot – the vaccine is also known as "T-dap."
The vaccines were offered to adults who are around children a lot and who can't...
| May 12, 2012
The line forms here.
Down a sidewalk and out onto a street, as hundreds today lined up for a chance to get a free whooping cough vaccine.
They started lining up this morning at Group Health’s Burien Medical Center to get a free whooping cough...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials.
But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy
Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:47 AM
More cases of both West Nile Virus and Whooping Cough are reported in Sedgwick County.
The Sedgwick County Health Department said Tuesday morning the number of Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, cases in the county now stands at 47. That was three more than...