Vaccination is especially important because we’re in the midst of a whooping cough epidemic. Nearly 3,300 cases of whooping cough have been reported so far this year – more than has been reported in Washington since the early 1940s.
Dr. Ruth McDonal, a pediatric nephrologist, has been appointed pediatrician-in-chief at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Mark Del Beccaro, former pediatrician-in-chief, has moved to the position vice president of medical affairs at Seattle Children’s.
People who watched no more than an hour of TV a day reported healthier diets compared to those who watched four hours or more.
Turtles and amphibians should be kept out of homes, childcare settings, schools, and other places where there are children under 5 years old. People who see small turtles for sale should not buy them, and should report such sales to the Department of Health, officials say.
Increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities.
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As of last week, 2,092 cases of whooping cough-or pertussis–have been reported in Washington state, the highest since the 1940s. Health officials are urging teens and adults to be vaccinated to protect vulnerable infants.
People without health insurance or who can’t afford to pay for whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine will now able to get it for low-cost at two local pharmacy chains, made available with help from the AmeriCares patient assistance program. Many community clinics also offering low-cost booster shots for clients.
The percentage of kindergarten students entering Washington schools without required immunizations dropped this school year to 4.5%, down from 6.0% for the 2010-2011 school year. Officials credit new rules making it more difficult to obtain exemptions
Doctors assess patients’ breathing, heart rate and blood pressure routinely at office visits. Soon, they may be adding body mass index to that list too.
U.S. has a higher rate of babies born too early than more than 125 other countries, including Rwanda, Uzbekistan, China and Latvia, according a new report produced by 50 organizations, including the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Children’s.
State is on pace to reach more than 3,000 cases for the year; levels that haven’t been seen in more than six decades.
Teens who received emotional intelligence training had improved scores on measures of emotional well-being, including less anxiety, depression and social stress.