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Steller: Parents must accept vaccine responsibility

The sight of white, middle-class moms chatting at parks, schools and sports practices is starting to scare me.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Four events give back-to-school health care

The El Rio Community Health Center and Pima County Health Department will host four back-to-school immunization events within the next few weeks, starting today.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Richard Lopez holds his sleeping 7-week-old niece, Bryanna Robles, at the Diamond Children's medical center at the UA. The mood in Bryanna's room was celebratory, with the news that she would be discharged after weeks in ICU with whooping cough, which almost killed her.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Infant Bryanna Robles is pictured during her hospital stay at the University of Arizona Medical Center, where she nearly died from whooping cough. Her treatment worked, and she is scheduled to go home Monday.

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Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna Robles was in respiratory failure from whooping cough and her parents were agonizing over a controversial, high-risk and last-ditch intervention.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Foster-child placements in vaccine-free homes OK'd

PHOENIX - State lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to allowing foster children to be placed in homes where other youngsters are not immunized, saying a loving home outweighs the health concerns.

April 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Smallpox now gone, but its lesson lives on

Smallpox now gone, but its lesson lives on

Jennifer Lee Carrell says there are modern lessons to be learned from smallpox, a killer disease that disappeared from nature in 1977.

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Smallpox now gone, but its lesson lives on

Smallpox now gone, but its lesson lives on

Jennifer Lee Carrell

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Smallpox now gone, but its lesson lives on

Smallpox now gone, but its lesson lives on

As vicious, disfiguring diseases like smallpox have faded from public memory, so has the public urgency to vaccinate.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Blog: Pima County invests $5 million into Tucson Medical Center

Pima County is making a $5.4 million investment in Tucson Medical Center.

August 20, 2012 1:53 pmLoading…

It's disturbing how many let kids go unvaccinated

It's shocking how many parents have chosen to put their kids at risk, and the children of others, by eschewing vaccinations.

May 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Opening a dialogue about childhood vaccinations

Vaccine-preventable disease rates in the U.S. are at relatively low levels.

April 26, 2012 5:45 amLoading…

Too many Arizona kids skip vaccinations, doc tells lawmakers

PHOENIX — Arizona parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are putting the whole community at risk, a state house committee here heard this morning.

February 29, 2012 2:19 pmLoading…

AZ flu season has been mild, but likely hasn't peaked

It’s a late and so far weak flu season in Arizona.

February 24, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Free shots for 50 Tucson dogs, cats

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is offering free vaccinations for the first 50 cats and dogs brought to a mobile pet clinic set up at a south-side grocery store Thursday evening.

December 27, 2011 5:03 pmLoading…

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