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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy is seen with Elmo from Sesame Street in a frame from a YouTube video. (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Elmo, U.S. Surgeon General Urge Children To Get Their Vaccinations

The U.S. Surgeon General has teamed up with Elmo from Sesame Street to appeal to children directly about getting vaccinated.

04/17/2015

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CDC: Nearly 1 In 3 Women Space Their Pregnancies Too Close Together

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

04/16/2015

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Avowed Anti-Vaxxer Mom Has Change Of Heart As All 7 Kids Develop Whooping Cough

A Canadian woman refused to vaccinate her children and resisted the urging of relatives to reconsider her anti-vax stance has now charged her tune after all seven of her unvaccinated children developed whooping cough.

04/15/2015

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California Mandatory School Vaccination Bill Stalls Amid Angry Debate

A California vaccination bill that has generated intense debates pitting personal rights against public health stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, with lawmakers saying it could unconstitutionally deprive unvaccinated children of an adequate education by barring them from schools.

04/15/2015

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More Oldsters Than Hipsters – Marin Has More Old People Than Any Other Bay Area County

A new study says residents in Marin County are some of the oldest in the Bay Area. In fact, almost one in five is 65 and older.

03/21/2015