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New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate
The famous slogan is "A diamond is forever," but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system's attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Chicken Pox Puts Halt To Immigrant Processing
Processing of illegal immigrants is being suspended at a facility in New Mexico after one of the detainees was diagnosed with chicken pox.
The oldest hospital in the country is sick. It has been so for a long-long time.
Back-to-School Vaccine Reminder
As the school year begins for some students this week, doctors and schools want to remind parents that the state's immunization requirements have changed slightly.
Back to school: Immunizations
While parents and children are picking out new notebooks and shopping for brand new tennis shoes, health officials are reminding them to take children to be immunized by the required schedule before entering school.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Chicken pox halts deportation at Artesia facility
Rep. Steve Pearce said Tuesday that the immigrant women and children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers are being treated and vaccinated.
Rep. Pearce: Transfer of undocumented immigrants halted because of chicken pox
ARTESIA >> U.S. Rep Steve Pearce says he has received confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security that arrivals and departures of undocumented immigrants at the Artesia's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center have been stopped indefinitely due to treatment and vaccination for Varicella, commonly known as chicken pox.
BJHS students need immunizations before school starts
Breckenridge ISD School Nurse Tonya McKenzie, RN is notifying parents of all incoming Breckenridge Junior High School seventh graders that students must get the following immunizations prior to the start of school, which begins Monday, Aug. 25: Tdap tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis/Td booster within the last five years; Varicella/Chickenpox vaccine: ... (more)
Chickenpox vaccination push
Parents are urged to have their children vaccinated against chickenpox after a survey found many were avoiding it because they thought people were better off developing natural immunity to the highly contagious disease.
Nottingham Evening Post
Dr Margaret Abbott: Does my father have shingles?
Margaret Abbott, a GP at the Windmill Practice in Sneinton and GP lead at NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, answers your questions on health issues Q: I AM a full-time carer for my disabled father, who is 68. Yesterday, I noticed he has developed what appear to be bed sores along the outer right side of his lower torso and around ... (more)
Tennessee Department of Health reminds parents now is the time to get back-to-school immunizations
Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Minot Daily News
It's that time of year again. The school supplies are back in stores and the new fall clothing lines have filled the racks, signifying that the return of school is right around the corner.
Local health leaders: Check your kids' vaccinations
We're about five weeks from the start of school and health officials said there's no better time to check on your kids' vaccinations.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
Education Celebrations: Immunizations are a good thing
I do not recall that they were painful, but I do recall that my mother presented me with a musical bear that played a song.
Local Church Sends Carloads Of Donations
This was on the evening news. While some cities are staging protests and banning illegals from being dumped onto them and their already strained budgets, other organizations are doing everything they can to cater to the criminals.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Trials show immunizations are effective in adults
As kids prepare to head back to school, required immunizations are typically on the to-do list, but getting potentially lifesaving vaccines should not end when adulthood begins, says one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious diseases expert.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Mosquito Squad buzzing with work in St. Cloud area
Mosquito Squad buzzing with work in St. Cloud area A growing number of businesses spray for mosquitoes to ensure health and comfort Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2014/07/25/mosquito-squad-buzzing-work-st-cloud-area/13185415/ Homeowners are calling mosquito-spraying companies because the pests annoy them, ... (more)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date
No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids.
Taking Charge of Our Health through Preventive Healthcare
While busying ourselves to celebrate Liberia's independence this year on July 26 at home and abroad, I thought that a good way to truly celebrate another milestone would be to take charge of our health by taking advantage of preventive health care services.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Vaccinate before school begins
The first day of school is just around the corner and parents need to consider what shots their children may need beforehand.