| 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...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Alaska health officials say the state is part of an unfortunate national trend - an increase in the number of whooping cough cases.
The Department of Health and Social Services says it has documented 55 cases of pertussis this year.
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:10 AM
aberdeen public schools 2012-13 school year
Opening day Aug. 21:
This will be a half-day of school. Breakfast and lunch will not be served.
Students will report to their respective schools as follows:
C.C. Lee, Lincoln, May Overby, O.M. Tiffany,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
I'm writing in resonse to Kenneth VanAntwerp M.D. commentary on Oct. 31 about Gardasil.
The Gardasil supposedly protects you from only four different strains of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) when there are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Fifty-...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The number of pertussis cases, otherwise known as whooping cough, are rising nationally, and cases locally in 2013 are up as well.
Pertussis can be unknowingly spread to others, especially infants and young children, to whom it may be deadly....
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The CIA is probably smug and triumphant about its duplicitous vaccination drive in Abbotabad, a mission hatched to catch and kill Osama bin Laden ("A tainted polio program," Jan. 7). As a doctor, I cringe to think of this unscrupulous use of medicine...
| Jan 13, 2013
Recently, after a couple of days of feeling a bit run down, I groused to my wife that I didn't feel bad enough to miss work, just bad enough to make work a lot harder than usual. "It might be nice to feel bad enough to have to stay home," I said...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...