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  • CDC: Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

    CDC: Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

    Pediatrician Charles Goodman, left, explains to Frank Fierro, the father of 1 year-old Cameron Fierro, the need of getting the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 (Damian Dovarganes)Pediatrician Charles Goodman, left, explains to Frank Fierro, the father of 1 year-old Cameron Fierro, the need of getting the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 (Damian Dovarganes)
    From the United States Centers for Disease Control:You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?Immunizations can save your child's life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or kill...
    From the United States Centers for Disease Control:You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?Immunizations can save your child's life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or kill...
  • Why you should, and shouldn't, worry about measles

    Why you should, and shouldn't, worry about measles

    Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty.Some questions and answers about a still-dangerous disease that's re-emerged as a leading public health concern:Q: How dangerous is measles?A: For most people, measles is miserable but not life-threatening. The most common symptoms include fever, ru...
    Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty.Some questions and answers about a still-dangerous disease that's re-emerged as a leading public health concern:Q: How dangerous is measles?A: For most people, measles is miserable but not life-threatening. The most common symptoms include fever, ru...
  • Lawmakers nationwide debate vaccination measures

    Lawmakers nationwide debate vaccination measures

    Around the nation, lawmakers are proposing measures at the state and federal level to change the issue of parents and immunization requirements for their children.Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would encourage states to warn parents of the health risks from not immunizing their children. The Democrat plans to introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide incentives to states that require parents who want a non-medical exemption from having their child vac...
    Around the nation, lawmakers are proposing measures at the state and federal level to change the issue of parents and immunization requirements for their children.Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would encourage states to warn parents of the health risks from not immunizing their children. The Democrat plans to introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide incentives to states that require parents who want a non-medical exemption from having their child vac...
  • Tracing measles outbreaks in the United States

    Tracing measles outbreaks in the United States

    According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, and this year's outbreak is already setting the tone for 2015.In 2014, 644 cases of measles from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)--- this is the highest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. In 2000. The CDC also reports, the majority of people who got measles were unv...
    According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, and this year's outbreak is already setting the tone for 2015.In 2014, 644 cases of measles from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)--- this is the highest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. In 2000. The CDC also reports, the majority of people who got measles were unv...
  • Disneyland gave input on measles health messages

    Disneyland gave input on measles health messages

    As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.There is no evidence Disneyland - or health officials, who incorporated at least some of the theme park's suggestions - tried to downplay the seriousness of the outbreak or mislead the public. Nor is it unusual for companie...
    As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.There is no evidence Disneyland - or health officials, who incorporated at least some of the theme park's suggestions - tried to downplay the seriousness of the outbreak or mislead the public. Nor is it unusual for companie...
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  • Two children stabbed to death in Colorado Springs

    Two children stabbed to death in Colorado Springs

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:55 AM EDT2017-10-17 10:55:43 GMT

    Colorado Springs Police say two children are dead after being stabbed at a home in the 900 block of Carlisle Street early Tuesday morning.

    Colorado Springs Police say two children are dead after being stabbed at a home in the 900 block of Carlisle Street early Tuesday morning.

  • Police arrest one juvenile in connection to Doherty High School shooting

    Police arrest one juvenile in connection to Doherty High School shooting

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:07:24 GMT
    An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA)An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA)

    The Colorado Springs Police arrested one juvenile in connection with the shooting which occurred across from the Doherty High School in September. 

    The Colorado Springs Police arrested one juvenile in connection with the shooting which occurred across from the Doherty High School in September. 

  • 12-year-old girl found with broken bones and lacerations, mom and stepdad arrested

    12-year-old girl found with broken bones and lacerations, mom and stepdad arrested

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:58:55 GMT
    Two people in Pueblo are now behind bars and their kids are in the custody of social services.  Pueblo police say Perry Armstrong and Kendra Medina were arrested this past weekend.  Medina's 12-year-old daughter was found injured and limping around the area of Northern Avenue and Beulah Sunday afternoon.  A good Samaritan saw the girl and pulled over to help. Rescue services showed up and took the girl to a hospital.  Captain Kenny Rider of the Pueblo Police De...
    Two people in Pueblo are now behind bars and their kids are in the custody of social services.  Pueblo police say Perry Armstrong and Kendra Medina were arrested this past weekend.  Medina's 12-year-old daughter was found injured and limping around the area of Northern Avenue and Beulah Sunday afternoon.  A good Samaritan saw the girl and pulled over to help. Rescue services showed up and took the girl to a hospital.  Captain Kenny Rider of the Pueblo Police De...
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