Health News

Side Effects of Vaccines?
The issue of vaccine safety has long plagued parents as much as it has researchers. How do we really know if a vaccine "caused" a condition or not?
Time to Vaccinate Your Child Against Flu
September is the time to get your family ready for this year's flu season. When should children start getting vaccinated against flu?
Listen & Learn Ladies
What’s the best way to get the word out about major health issues? For certain groups, a short story on the radio can reach and educate a lot of people easily and successfully.
Whooping Cough Vaccine Needs More Oomph
Vaccines may be one of medicine's greatest inventions, but they're not perfect. Some can lose effectiveness over time, like the DTaP that protects against whooping cough.
Vaccinations Save Lives
It may seem like a hassle to get all those vaccinations out of the way as school starts up. But it's more of a hassle to get exemptions — and that's a good thing.
Whack-A-Mole for HPV Vaccine
Sometimes medicine is kind of like a game of whack-a-mole. You whack down one thing, and then another pops up. Some scientists have been worried that could happen with HPV.
Ten Years of Hepatitis A Protection
While some vaccines can be given once and offer protection for life, others require booster shots and still may wear off over time.
Cigarettes May Worsen Arthritis
Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are two vices that can take a toll on your health in a variety of ways. More specifically, these habits may worsen certain types of arthritis.
Get Your Zzz's Before Getting Vaccines
Insufficient sleep can make it harder for your body to fight illnesses, but it can also make it easier for your body to get sick in the first place.
Whooping Cough Vaccination is Important
When California had the highest number of pertussis cases in six decades in 2010, public health officials took notice. Pertussis (whooping cough) is especially dangerous for babies.