Whooping Cough News
Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks
This week, the World Health Organization kicks off World Immunization Week "to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease." In the U.S., overall vaccination compliance remains high for many childhood immunizations, with at least 90 percent of children getting the
How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain
Researchers are discovering that ongoing stress during early childhood _ from grinding poverty, neglect, parental substance abuse and other adversity _ can smolder beneath the skin, harming kids' brains and other body systems
Protests Continue Across US, Trump Calls Them 'Unfair'
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of several cities nationwide on Thursday in a second night of rallies protesting the election victory of Donald Trump.
'Alternate' Vaccine Doctor Robert Sears Accused of Gross Negligence
A California pediatrician, known partly for his controversial views on immunization schedules, faces the possible suspension of his license after the executive director of the California Medical Board accused him of being “grossly negligent in his care and treatment” of a child patient. Dr. Robert
Why Parents Aren't Vaccinating Their Kids, According to New Study
The belief that vaccines cause autism -- which has been debunked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others -- is no longer the primary reason parents are refusing vaccines for their children, according to a new study today from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) .
Mother Shares Video of Her Baby Battling Whooping Cough
The mother shared the video in hopes of educating people on the importance of vaccinations.
Top 10 greatest U.S. Summer Olympic gold medalists of all time
The United States earned its 1,000th gold medal at the Summer Olympics when Jeff Henderson won the long jump at Olympic Stadium. That's over 600 more golds than any other country has won. (And no, Michael Phelps hasn't won them all.) Of the athletes who contributed to that grand total, who are the
Heartbroken Family Hopes Baby's Whooping Cough Death Raises Awareness
A California couple is grieving their infant son's death from whooping cough.
Heartbroken Family Hopes Baby’s Death From Whooping Cough Raises Awareness
A California couple grieving the loss of their infant son from whooping cough is vowing to raise awareness of the disease. Ty'Ree Rodgers of San Diego told ABC News that his 3-week-old, Jaxon Rodgers, died July 15 from the effects of whooping cough. Rodgers and his girlfriend, Jonalyn Lema, both