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  • Op-Ed: Government must step in for vaccinations

    When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."
  • In Theory: Are religious beliefs enough to exempt parents from vaccinating their children?

    The ongoing measles outbreak tied to visitors at Disneyland in December has put increased scrutiny on the antivaccination population. Until recently, state laws have tended to expand their exemptions from mandatory childhood immunizations, according...

    Measuring the cost of health in Burbank

    Measuring the cost of health in Burbank
    One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases...

    Community: Rotarians ante up to end polio

    Community: Rotarians ante up to end polio
    Burbank Sunrise Rotary celebrated 25 years of supporting local charities and raised more than $38,000 for Rotary International's polio eradication campaign during a dinner party earlier this month at the Holiday Inn Burbank — Media Center. A raffle...

    Verdugo Pool hosts meningitis talk with Olympic medalist Dara Torres

    Verdugo Pool hosts meningitis talk with Olympic medalist Dara Torres
    Dozens of young swimmers hopped into the Verdugo Pool on Tuesday with twelve-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres to swim 24 laps, signifying that meningococcal meningitis can claim a life in just 24 hours. Swimmers from Burbank and Hancock Park gathered to...