3 hrs ago
Children across the country being hospitalized with the 'open border flu'
The rarely-seen Enterovirus D68 , which has been sending children to emergency rooms in several mid-western states, has now made its way to the East Coast, as confirmed cases in Connecticut and New York have been reported in the last few days. Though the Centers for Disease Control has yet to make it official, several other states along the eastern seaboard are reporting outbreaks of the virus as well.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
State's vaccine exemptions rising
The exemptions have grown slightly in Indiana, but the increase could be much larger because more parents are declining to allow their child's vaccination status to be reported.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Island Gazette Newspaper Online
Vaccinations are the Cure for Unnecessary School Suspensions
RALEIGH, N.C. : September 4th, 2014 - DHHS is reminding parents to ensure children are up-to-date with vaccines to avoid suspension from school.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
WEAU-TV Eau Claire
Keep your children's vaccines in check this fall
School is back in session and flu season isn't too far away and that means keeping up with your children's vaccine in order to protect from potentially deadly viruses. But the vaccine schedule can be complex with updates and new recommendations.
Carmel High School reports chicken pox case
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Take Your Best Shot at Avoiding the Flu This Season
Newswise - Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug.
L.A. Vaccination Rates Still Plummeting Amid Pertussis Outbreak
This map, interactive at the site, shows the vaccination rates for schools in Los Angeles. Thirteen schools in Los Angeles have opt out rates of 50% or more.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Catastrophic consequences of Obama's open border policies are emerging throughout the country in the form of infectious diseases. Enterovirus 68, a very rare strain of this virus, is spreading epidemically across the nation.
County Schools to Hold Free Immunization Clinic
The State of Maryland requires all kindergarten students to receive two doses of the chickenpox vaccine, also known as the varicella vaccine. Students entering seventh grade are required to get one dose of the TDaP vaccine and one dose of the meningococcal vaccine.
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Assessment of Varicella Surveillance and Outbreak Control Practices - United States, 2012
Case-based varicella surveillance is important for monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program. In 2002, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists recommended that all states move toward case-based varicella surveillance by 2005; in 2003, varicella was made nationally notifiable .
Measles infections worse than flu, new study reveals
Measles causes significant absence from school or work and has a much larger impact on people's daily lives than illnesses like flu or chicken pox, according to a new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Public Health England. The study, published in PLOS ONE , is the first of its kind to look at the short-term impact of measles on individuals' health-related quality of life.
Island Gazette Newspaper Online
It's Back to School Time: Make Sure Vaccinations Are on Your Back to School To-Do List
RALEIGH, N.C. : August 19th, 2014 - August not only marks the beginning of school in North Carolina, but it is also recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month.
The Deadly Impossibility of Herd Immunity Through Vaccination
Those who are observant have noticed a dangerous trend in the United States, as well as worldwide, and that is the resorting of various governments at different levels to mandating forced vaccination upon the public at large. My State of Mississippi has one of the most-restrictive vaccine-exemption laws in the United States, where exemptions are allowed only upon medical recommendation.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
International Business Times
Celebrities With Multiple Sclerosis: Facts About the Disease
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease involving damage to the covering of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is an autoimmune disease in which the spinal cord and brain are damaged by the body's own immune system causing loss of muscle control, vision, balance and sensation.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
ContraVir to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today it will present at two upcoming investor conferences.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of other serious diseases.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
What are the beginning stages of herpes
Herpes is a viral infection that affects millions of Americans. More people are infected every year through contact with an infected individual.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
WNDU-TV South Bend
Pet Vet: Quiz Time
UV light prevents heartworms c. Vitamin D production in the skin d. The side of your puppy that faces the sun grows faster 3. Air impacts our health as humans.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Junk food does more than make you fat, and other studies you missed
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.
Finally, it's a Navy wife's chance to find home
Sally Carpenter and her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Steve Carpenter, have been through many deployments together in their 26 years together.