| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, children who were in good health...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:18 PM
From the City of Evanston Web site, an announcement about pet registration:
"The City of Evanston has mailed residents their 2014 animal registration forms with their wheel tax renewal forms. By City ordinance, all dogs and cats are required to have pet...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet.
Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Getting a flu shot involved a bit more star power than usual as Dr. Mehmet Oz visited Advocate Medical Group's Nesset Pavilion in Park Ridge for a special event on Tuesday.
Oz, host of the popular "Dr. Oz" television show, high-fived kids and hugged...
| Nov 17, 2013
In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Nov 26, 2013
Re "Military gets into drug making," Nov. 24
When the Pentagon wants to use money intended for upgrading equipment for protecting troops in a chemical attack to instead make drugs and vaccines, who's really being served? Our private sector can handle...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak.
State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs....