| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:38 AM
"If I think about the last 50 years, what medical advancement has had more impact on the burden of disease, decreasing the burden of disease, there is no question vaccinations stand out as one of the most unbelievable stories. It is really not...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:50 AM
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...
| Aug 26, 2012
Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle.
"Is it gonna hurt?" she asked.
"You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way."
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:54 PM
When you think of vaccinations you may think of children but adults need their shots too.
"We've had kids hospitalized at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital this year with pertussis," said Dr. Colleen Kraft, professor of pediatrics at Virginia Tech...
| Aug 23, 2012
The reemergence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the U.S. underscores the need for people of all ages to maintain protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, a message Project Immunize Virginia has been promoting for 17 years.
"Our mission is...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:47 AM
More cases of both West Nile Virus and Whooping Cough are reported in Sedgwick County.
The Sedgwick County Health Department said Tuesday morning the number of Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, cases in the county now stands at 47. That was three more than...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials.
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions.
While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland.
More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cases of pertussis, commonly known as whopping cough, have increased during the first half of 2012.
The agency reports nearly 18,000 cases have been reported nationwide so far this year —...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:23 PM
If your kids aren't caught up on school vaccinations, it's time to make that appointment. Pennsylvania adopted new vaccination regulations last year. Don't be put off by rumors that vaccinations cause autism. Your child will be worse off without the...