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  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus.
  • Commentary: Listen to what your heartburn may be telling you

    If reaching for an antacid following a meal has become a form of dessert for you, it may be time to reevaluate that burning sensation in your chest. While occasional heartburn is nothing to be alarmed about, especially after a particularly spicy or fatty...

    Zov's Irvine restaurant closes briefly after diners get sick

    County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the location, authorities said. Four people who ate at Zov's between Sept. 16 and 22 were infected with shigella, a form...

    The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention

    The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention
    Here are some sobering facts. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, more than 7,000 types of rare diseases affect the human condition. These rare diseases affect some 30 million Americans and, worldwide, an estimated 350 million people....

    Commentary: Uptick in flu shots is fortunate byproduct of Ebola scare

    Thank you, Ebola. I never thought I'd feel gratitude toward a fatal, contagious disease, but the public panic about Ebola in the fall had the unexpected side effect of increasing demand for the flu vaccine. The flu shot doesn't protect against Ebola;...