HEALTHBEAT What's behind the whooping cough epidemic?
Many people in the western Minnesota communities of Dawson and Boyd must have been surprised when pertussis, or whooping cough, broke out in 1998. I remember it well, especially for the concern it cau... Posted on 7/27/12 at 10:26 AM
Looking to hold down your health care costs? Vaccines are a cost-effective way to reduce health risks, but they are often overlooked by adults.
Many family doctors don’t routinely check adults’ immunization history and urge them to get recommended shots, said Dr. William Schaffner, head of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a spokesman for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The cost can also be a deterrent.
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