| Aug 8, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Thousands of children still need to receive a state-required vaccination to be allowed into their classrooms on the first day of school, local education officials said this week.
Students in grades seven through 12 must be re-immunized against...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District have some of the lowest vaccination rates in Orange County, says a state report.
Just more than 2 in 10 students in the district have failed to get vaccinated, according to data analyzed by the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday invoked a temporary waiver that buys many students more time to get a new state-required vaccination.
Glendale students in grades seven through 12 now have 30 days from the first day of school on Aug. 29 to...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 9:31 PM
A new school year is just around the corner here in Newport-Mesa, and education officials are alerting parents that a new law requires students entering grades 7-12 to get a whooping cough booster shot. Incidents of whooping cough have exploded in the...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:13 PM
Re. "Editorial: It's important to immunize," (Aug. 29): I'm a native of Newport Beach, but live in Washington, D.C. I'm glad the Daily Pilot has sided with overwhelming scientific evidence showing that the benefits of vaccinating children far outweigh the...
| Apr 5, 2012
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-...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 8:36 AM
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...