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2008-07-21 12:01:25

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER Guilford County Schools will suspend rising sixth-grade students who do not update their immunizations against three viruses by Aug. 28. The state Division of Public Health requires some students to receive a booster shot for the tetanus, diptheria and pertussis viruses if they have not had the vaccination since July 2003. The rule applies to rising sixth-graders in public or private schools, any child who turns 12 on or before Aug. 1, and new college students....

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2008-07-16 12:00:00

Parents can expect fewer tears and needle pokes the next time their baby needs routine immunizations. Sanofi Pasteur's Pentacel is the first five-in-one vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and "Haemophilus influenzae" type b, or HiB. The combination vaccine reduces by seven the number of shots babies need during the first two years of life, said Dr. Jason Terk, a pediatrician in the Cook Children's Health Care Network in Texas. "Anytime we can prevent these...

2008-07-16 06:00:22

By The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 16--Families struggling under the weight of the economic downturn and back-to-school costs can get a break at this week's annual CARE Fair. Free immunizations, dental and vision screenings, and physicals are among the services that will be available to families in need. CARE stands for Children's Assistance and Resource Event. This year's two-day event begins Friday at Sunnyside High School. The fair's mission is to provide "one-stop shopping"...

2008-07-15 09:01:35

Heidi Murkoff, the mom who wrote the book that's helped over 27 million families know "What to Expect When You're Expecting," has launched a nationwide immunization awareness campaign to help parents know what to expect from childhood vaccines. The "What to Expect(R) Guide to Immunizations" is a new, complimentary booklet available at many pediatricians' offices across the country as well as online at www.whattoexpect.org. This concise, comprehensive guide and planner provides parents with...

2008-07-15 06:00:57

By Erin Wisdom, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 15--Vaccines for children The State of Missouri has vaccine requirements for school-aged children. In order to attend school in Missouri, you must show proof of up-to-date immunizations. Some important immunization booster milestones are when children enter kindergarten and again in middle school and/or high school. If you have children in these age ranges, or if your children are new to Missouri schools, check with your family...

2008-07-09 06:00:38

By Philip Haldiman, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 9--Believe it or not, school is just around the corner, which could mean immunization time for many Tucson children. No worries. There are a number of opportunities throughout Tucson for free immunizations before school starts. Food City and El Rio Community Health Center are partnering to offer free immunizations for people ages 4 to 18. The CARE Fair also is offering free immunizations, and the Pima County Health Department...

2008-07-02 09:01:03

Businesses that want a dose of preventive medicine to maintain healthy productivity levels among workers -- and protect profits -- during a sick economy should look for healthcare partners now to protect their employees during the upcoming flu season. Flu experts are hopeful about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccination, which -- with its first reformulation in 20 years -- inoculates against three influenza strains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World...

2008-02-13 18:01:03

Warning that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed 10% reduction in Medi-Cal payments will likely result in many physicians treating fewer Medi-Cal patients, family medicine physicians are opposing the cut. "This cut would be devastating to patient care," said Carla Kakutani, MD, president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Kakutani is joined today by physicians from Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Jose,...

2007-08-21 15:14:13

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ- TV/Channel 7, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Henry Ford Health System: Department of Pediatrics and Gardener White Furniture will give thousands of Detroit metro area children a "boost" at the 30th annual "HEALTHY LIVING FOR KIDS" program. This year the program will be held Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Since its inception in 1977, "Healthy...

2007-08-09 09:02:47

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC announced today that it is offering convenient back-to-school physicals and immunizations at affordable costs and without appointments. With school opening soon across the country, parents are running out of time to meet school health requirements. Through RediClinic's back-to-school program, students, accompanied by their parents, can receive a health exam and all of the necessary immunizations at RediClinics located in Wal-Mart, H-E-B and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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