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Pertussis

Why You Should Get Your Child's Persistent Cough Checked Out

Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 06/25/2014 07:51 PM EDT on LiveScience About a fifth of children seen by their doctors for persistent...

A Message for Parents: How You Can Help Stop the Spread of Whooping Cough to Our Babies

Sarah Michelle Gellar | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Michelle Gellar

One of the most important goals of any parent is to keep their baby healthy and safe. But what if there's something parents didn't know they should be doing? What if it could mean the difference between life and death?

Whooping Cough Now An Epidemic In Texas, Health Official Says

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kevin Murphy Sept 5 (Reuters) - Whooping cough has reached epidemic proportions in Texas and could hit a 50-year high, a health of...

Worst Whooping Cough Outbreak in 20 Years

The Greeley Tribune | | Posted 06.23.2013 | Denver

Weld County is experiencing its worst outbreak of whooping cough in 20 years, according to county health officials. They report that since December 2...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Weakens As Kids Get Older: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents

March 12 (Reuters) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U....

Last Year Was The Worst One For Whooping Cough Since 1955

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures. Whooping cough ebbs an...

The Homeopathic Option for Whooping Cough

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Clinical experience indicates that homeopathic medicine is a viable option for pertussis. However, mainstream medicine's general unwillingness to consider any therapy that is not manufactured by PhRMA tends to blind it to potentially new and/or unexplored treatments.

This Has Been A Bad Year For Whooping Cough

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rat...

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

What You Don't Know About A Life-Saving Vaccine

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

Like many other grown-ups, I hadn't given any thought to what we used to call the D.P.T. vaccine -- for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- for decad...

38 Whooping Cough Cases In New York Town

Patch | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Thirty-eight cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been reported in the Town of Smithtown in Long Island, N.Y., the Suffolk County De...

The Comeback Killers: Diphtheria, Measles, Whopping Cough, Polio

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

Diphtheria. Measles. Whooping cough. Polio. If you think these diseases belonged to your parents and grandparents and not to our generation, you may be surprised to hear that they are making a comeback.

Government Okays Untested Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Bob Sears

The Tdap (or ANY pertussis vaccine for that matter) has NEVER been tested for safety during pregnancy.