WHOOPING-COUGH OUTBREAK BRINGS TIGHTER LAW IN 2011

Begining in the fall of 2011, all children in 7th through 12th grades planning to attend public or private school must submit proof they’ve received a booster shot to guard against whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Landon Hall, reporter for the Orange County Register, writes about one of the most important health-related laws taking effect in California in 2011.

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COMMISSION RESPONDS TO SHORTAGE OF PEDIATRIC SUB-SPECIALISTS: LAUNCHES PEDIATRIC PHYSICIAN LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Children and Families Commission Seeks to Ease Shortage of Pediatric Sub-Specialists

IRVINE, CA – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County today announced it has selected the first three physicians to participate in its new loan repayment program – an innovative and aggressive effort to ease Orange County’s severe shortage of pediatric sub-specialists.

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PERTUSSIS IS PEAKING: TAKE ACTION

Jasjit Singh, MD, Associate Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at CHOC Children’s, recently gave a presentation to the Children and Families Commission on the alarming increase in reported cases of Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, which can be fatal to infants. She answers a few key questions for parents about “the cough that kills”.

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