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  • Parents reminded to have their teens immunized

     
    L.A. County health officials reminded parents Thursday to have their teenagers immunized against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough this summer. New statewide rules that go into effect July 1 require students entering seventh through 12th grade to...
  • Festival of Books: Personal beliefs + science = what? Authors examine why we believe what we believe

     
    You have to appreciate irony at a book festival. The panel on "Inconvenient Truths" wound up short one panelist, author Erik M. Conway, who encountered an inconvenient truth about Los Angeles: Traffic. Conway never made it in time from his......
  • Measles cases rising in California, health officials say

     
    As the summer vacation season nears, measles cases are on the rise in California, driven by unimmunized travelers infected elsewhere who are entering the state, health officials said Friday. "We see that as worrisome," Dr. Gilberto Chavez, deputy director...
  • Q&A: Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl on recovery efforts in Haiti

     
    Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl talk about their work on recovery efforts in Haiti with Los Angeles Times' reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Farmer and Dahl are in L.A. to attend the "Haiti Stories" conference at UCLA on Saturday....
  • Employee at Jerry's Deli in Westwood diagnosed with hepatitis; patrons urged to seek vaccinations

     
    An employee at Jerry's Deli in Westwood has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, prompting health officials Wednesday to warn people who ate sandwiches there in November to be tested for the virus. Customers who ate sandwiches at the popular eatery......
  • Whooping cough cases continue to rise in L.A. County

     
    The number of whooping cough cases reported in Los Angeles County has continued to increase in recent weeks, county public health officials said Friday. There were 429 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, reported in October, more than any month......
  • Study shows fewer veterinary students are planning to work with large animals

     
    FRESNO, Calif. — The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed.......
  • Whooping cough Q&A: Where can I get immunized against pertussis?

     
    With more than 6,000 people infected and the state death toll from whooping cough at 10 babies, readers have asked the Los Angeles Times where they can get vaccinated against the disease, also known as pertussis. Whooping-cough immunizations can be......
  • Senior citizens should be immunized for whooping cough, federal panel says

     
    Senior citizens should be vaccinated against whooping cough if they expect to be in contact with newborn infants, a federal health committee in Atlanta said Wednesday. The vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the U.S. Centers for......
  • Whooping cough cases top 6,000 in California

     
    More than 6,000 Californians have been infected with whooping cough, according to updated totals released by the Department of Public Health. As of late Tuesday there were 6,257 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in California, an increase....
  • Trying to protect a rare bird on Santa Cruz Island

     
    The island scrub jay is not officially endangered but could be in peril: Biologists working in Channel Islands National Park worry that it's easy pickings for the West Nile virus, which could swiftly wipe out the species once infected mosquitoes......