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Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women

Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women in their third trimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine to prev...

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?

Is measles vaccination the biggest unrecognized success in global health?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

During an interview with CNN this week, Dr. Hans Rosling - iconic co-founder of Gapminder and professor of global health at the Karolinska Institutet ...

God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can't Keep Pace With Slovenia

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

The far right can stick their collective heads in the sand and talk about American exceptionalism, but the rest of the world is getting educated in the meantime. America is indeed number one -- in self-delusion.

Refusal To Vaccinate Kids May Have Caused Whooping Cough Outbreak

Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/30/2013 07:30 AM EDT on LiveScience The 2010 whooping cough outbreak in California may have bee...

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...

Experts Unsure On Extra Whooping Cough Vaccine Dose

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/20/2013 09:11 AM EDT on LiveScience Amid rising rates of whooping cough, some healt...

Most Of Us Have No Idea If We're Protected From Whooping Cough

Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/17/2013 12:34 PM EDT on LiveScience Rates of whooping cough in the United States ar...

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...

'Old Fashioned' Diseases That Are Making A Comeback

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Here's what you should know about four retro diseases that are still around -- and a fifth that's back with a vengeance. 1. The ...

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....

New Whooping Cough Strain May Be Resistant To Vaccine

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine. Health official...

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...

Whooping Cough Immunity May Wane After Vaccination

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Genevra Pittman Nov 27 (Reuters Health) - Unvaccinated youngsters were nine times more likely to contract whooping cough during a ...

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.

Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shots

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents

ATLANTA — An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her p...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Punch Too Fast

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The...

Disease Outbreak Risks Rise As More Private School Students Opt Out Of Vaccines

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than thei...

Why My Parents Had Me Vaccinated

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Lee Schneider

I am only a baby, but I believe there is such a thing as a social contract.

Making a Difference: August Is an Important Time for Protecting Our Children

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Today, even though we have this information as well as how they are transmitted, there is still the likelihood of a widespread epidemic occurring if steps are not taken to protect our families and communities. Vaccination is one of these steps and by doing so you just might become a hero yourself.

How To Protect Kids From Whooping Cough Outbreaks

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents

ATLANTA — Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drov...

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...

Whooping Cough Epidemic Declared In Washington State

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE -- Washington state's worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal...

No Whooping Cough Deaths In California Last Year

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — California did not suffer a single death from whooping cough in 2011, the first year since 1991 that there have been no fatalities...