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GUEST EDITORIAL: End hysteria over vaccinations

GUEST EDITORIAL: End hysteria over vaccinations

In spite of an overwhelming endorsement from medical experts, some folks are still skeptical about the flu vaccine.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am
How to tell a cold from the flu

How to tell a cold from the flu

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

As flu season approaches, germs are spreading faster than holiday cheer. Traveling through a highly populated place, such as an airport, raises the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A shot in the arm for public health

The immunization rates are higher for Indiana teens because of school public health requirements, which is good news. Public health will be improved as a result.

September 06, 2011 12:00 am

Free flu shot vouchers offered by state health department

NORTHWEST INDIANA | Northwest Indiana Community Action Corp., 5240 Fountain Drive, is distributing free flu shot vouchers in partnership with the American Lung Association and the Indiana State Department of Health.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Many Chicago students still not vaccinated, documents show

CHICAGO | Nearly one out of six students in Chicago Public Schools did not meet vaccine or physical examination requirements as of Oct. 14, according to documents obtained by Medill News Service.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am

State sees rise in whooping cough cases

Lake and Porter counties have seen double-digit numbers of cases of pertussis in a year that's seen the state's largest outbreak of the illness since the 1950s.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A shot in the arm for health

In complaining about the state's immunization database, a parent in St. John Township inadvertently showed precisely why such a registry should exist.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vaccinate everyone to keep Hoosier kids safe

What if your healthy, playful child, grandchild, niece or nephew suddenly died of a serious disease like pertussis (or whooping cough)? What if the death could have been prevented if those around him or her had been vaccinated? What would you do and how would you feel?

November 23, 2010 12:00 am
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