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An Orlando infant's death from whooping cough last month is underscoring the county health department's push to get children and adults alike vaccinated and keep vaccines up to date. The six-week-old baby boy was too young to have gotten his first...
New BritainThe New Britain Rock Cats and the New Britain Health Department have joined forces to host Immunization Records Day on Tuesday, April 30, at New Britain Stadium. The 6:35 p.m. game features the Rock Cats vs. the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
After the births of her first two children, Charmaine Sharkey's neighborhood hospital gave her cans of baby formula and sent her on her way. But Sharkey tried something different when her youngest, Dynasty, was born six months ago. The 28-year-old...
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act. The 1993 act is a federal law requiring employers to provide employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons, including pregnancy. On this...
A rising number of California parents are choosing to send their children to kindergarten without routine vaccinations, putting hundreds of elementary schools in the state at risk for outbreaks of childhood diseases eradicated in the U.S. years ago....
Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...
The Hartford CourantMy son Tim has a serious mental illness. Whenever a tragedy highlights the need for better mental health services, I wonder if policy leaders will finally enact some of the measures that would most make a difference for Tim. And for children who today are...
Mediators were dispatched to help keep the conversation civil at a health forum in Chicago last week — a clear sign of the passionate opinions elicited by the debate about whether the federal government should recommend that babies be vaccinated...
Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs." What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.) What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
Our Town EditorKim Gearty had a mother's intuition something was not right with her 1-year-old daughter, Vera. The infant was constantly sick, but doctors diagnosed it as ear infections or routine childhood illnesses. When Vera came home from daycare one day with a...
SAN DIEGO -- Rady Children's Hospital earned high marks in U.S. News & World Report's nationwide ranking of pediatric hospitals released Tuesday. Rady was runner-up in pediatric orthopedics and ninth in pediatric urology. The orthopedics ranking was...
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