By Sy Mukherjee on February 25, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending simple steps to protect at-risk children from suicide.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on February 19, 2014
Even though the U.S. virtually eradicated measles back in 2000, pockets of unvaccinated individuals are spreading it again.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on January 31, 2014
Advances in vaccines have virtually eradicated over a dozen once-common diseases in the U.S. -- but this type of progress is only possible if people actually get their shots.
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By Sy Mukherjee on January 21, 2014
Almost all Americans -- including those who get their health coverage through their job -- can get flu shots for free under the health law.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on January 14, 2014
The same strain of flu that caused the 2009 "swine flu" pandemic is spreading rapidly this year, and most young adults aren't protected from it.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 13, 2014
On Monday, India celebrated its third consecutive year without a reported polio case -- a major achievement for a mass immunization campaign that has saved millions of lives.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on January 6, 2014
After recent whooping cough and measles outbreaks, Colorado is worried that too many parents are refusing to vaccinate their kids.
By Judd Legum on December 19, 2013
In a media environment increasingly dominated by celebrity, scandal and the political horserace, many of the most important stories receive scant coverage.