| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:31 AM
The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.
Those startling results, published online Monday in the...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 8:15 PM
Relief workers and others traveling to earthquake-stricken Haiti are being advised to get vaccinated against several potentially life-threatening illnesses.
"If you're going to Haiti, especially now, you need to be protected," said Bertie Barber,...
| Aug 23, 2010
What, no shots? Jackie Polvado says Texas parents need to know they have the right to say no more needles. The Keller mother of three, refuses to have her children, vaccinated.
"I get this question every day from parents who think they can't go back to...
| Jul 6, 2011
A small but growing number of parents think vaccines against childhood diseases are unsafe and are refusing or delaying shots for their children, despite the discrediting of a medical study linking vaccines and autism that stirred alarm.
Ground zero in...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 9:31 PM
A new school year is just around the corner here in Newport-Mesa, and education officials are alerting parents that a new law requires students entering grades 7-12 to get a whooping cough booster shot. Incidents of whooping cough have exploded in the...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Buck's 17 Racing Inc. NFP, is hosting another 5k Run/Walk to support children with leukemia and other life threatening disease. This 5th annual race will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6pm.
Buck's 17 racing is organizing the even to help...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Some time this weekend before their teams line up in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday night, Virginia's Mike London and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and their families will meet and explore a bond that extends far beyond football — the health of...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:22 AM
In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
Alaska had the highest exemption rate in 2010-11, at nearly 9 percent. Colorado's rate was...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 3:32 PM
Hagerstown residents offered mixed reactions Tuesday when asked their opinion of whether children should be exempt from certain vaccines.
A report by The Associated Press said a growing number of youngsters were skipping school shots in more than half...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 7:16 AM
Sgt. Leonard Taylor, born in 1757, served in the Continental Line during the Revolutionary War, and will be among early settlers represented during a Living History Character Program to be presented Oct. 14-15 at the Forkland Heritage Festival & Revue....
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found.