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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Illness boosts call for shots

    At least one La CaƱada High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, prompting school and health officials to inform families about whooping cough and the importance of receiving vaccinations and booster shots to protect against communicable diseases.
  • 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...

    Letter: Join in the fight against Alzheimer's

    On April 9, more than 800 people living with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and advocates from across the nation will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 26th annual Alzheimer’s Assn. Advocacy Forum. Representing millions of people impacted by...

    In Theory: Belgium, suffering children and euthanasia

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...

    Armenian artist keeps medieval drawings alive

    Armenian artist keeps medieval drawings alive
    The front desk at Roslin Art Gallery used to be where Seeroon Yeretzian would sketch fantastical drawings of peacocks, serpents and colorful flora that, with a mix of oils and gold foil, took on an illuminated, glow-in-the-dark quality. VIDEO: Artist...