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Internist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberMany people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newer version of the whooping cough vaccine doesn't protect kids as well as the original, which was phased out in the 1990s because of safety concerns, according to a new study. During a 2010-2011 outbreak of whooping...
Tags: Family, Whooping Cough, Chemical Industry, Vaccines, Pediatrics
Staff WriterDr. Benjamin Lehr remembers a time when El Centro stopped at Adams Avenue and the Imperial Valley convalescent home was at the end of the farmland. That is how long Lehr has practiced medicine in the Valley, for 50 years. On average Lehr said he sees...
An Orlando infant's death from whooping cough last month is underscoring the county health department's push to get children and adults alike vaccinated and keep vaccines up to date. The six-week-old baby boy was too young to have gotten his first...
email@example.comSPRINGFIELD, Mo -- When it comes to getting shots at the doctor, children don't usually look forward to the occasion. But for parents it should be a no brainer. April 20 - 27 is National Infant Immunization Week. It's an annual observance to...
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...
"Do you think we're related to Jessica Brown Findlay?" one of my cousins asked the other day. We were standing in the kitchen of our Aunt Gayle's house in Georgia. "We can always hope," I chirped, even though when I look in the mirror I see absolutely...
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....
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
This season's flu shot seemed to do little to protect people over 65 from the worst and most dominant flu strain spreading around, a small government study found. Vaccinated people in that age group had only a 9 percent lower chance of going to the doctor...
Tags: Measles, Flu Vaccine, Chemical Industry, Demographics, Vaccines
The annual kindergarten registration will be conducted at the Salisbury-Elk Lick Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 8. At the regular school board meeting on July 13, 2011, a ruling was passed that a child is eligible for...
Tags: Hepatitis B , Mumps, Polio, Politics, Measles
Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday that vaccination coverage levels in U.S. adults were “unacceptably low,” and that public health workers need to do more to make sure adults got immunizations to protect them from...
May 22, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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