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Spin Control: How the vaxx bill was resurrected

The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.


Senate votes to end personal exemption for measles vaccine

An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.


Michael Gerson: Vaccination skeptics make intrusive public health methods more likely

When politicians give legitimacy to dangerous and disproven scientific theories – as both Rand Paul and President Trump have done on vaccinations – they are encouraging a lower level of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

U.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. About 5.5 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Idaho mumps case prompts warning in Coeur d’Alene schools

One mumps case has been confirmed in North Idaho, prompting the Coeur d’Alene school district to issue a notice that unvaccinated children will be required to stay home if an …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Number of schools impacted by mumps outbreak grows

Hundreds of unvaccinated students at a dozen Spokane County schools are being ordered to stay home during the ongoing mumps outbreak, almost double the number of schools previously identified.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Health district orders some students without mumps vaccinations to stay home

The Spokane Regional Health District has ordered unvaccinated students at schools where mumps cases have been reported to stay home.


New Spokane County mumps cases prompt free vaccine clinic

Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.


Free mumps vaccine offered after two Spokane County cases confirmed

The Spokane Regional Health District will host a free mumps vaccination clinic Wednesday at Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave.


Court says measles vaccine not to blame for autism

Vaccines aren’t to blame for autism, a special federal court declared Thursday in a blow to thousands of families hoping to win compensation and to many more who are convinced …