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NASCAR Legend Jeff Gordon Stops By The Couch

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon is revving up for another season behind the wheel and making a run at another championship. He’s also spreading the word about a major health concern, especially for parents with young children.

12/19/2013

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UConn Doctor Recommends Whooping Cough Vaccine As Cases On The Rise

Last year, Connecticut recorded 178 cases. The year before, there were just 68.

01/31/2013

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Adults At Greater Risk For Whooping Cough With 30,000 New Cases Reported Each Year

You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.

08/15/2012

Jesse Atkins gets his vaccine at Stony Brook Children's Hospital. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Hospitals Offering Whooping Cough Vaccine For Parents Of Newborns

There have been more than 300 cases of the potentially deadly infection on Long Island this year and New York is near the top of the list for infection rates nationwide.

07/31/2012

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Sen Schumer Calls For Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations As Number Of Cases Increases

The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.

07/22/2012

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Sen. Schumer Calls On Health Officials To Provide Free Vaccinations For Whooping Cough

This could be the worst year for whooping cough in this country in a half-century. So far this year, 1,288 cases have been reported in New York State — three times the number from 2011.

07/22/2012

Westhampton Beach Middle School (credit: Westhampton Beach School District)

Health Alert: Whooping Cough In Westhampton Beach

School superintendent Michael Radday says the situation is under control.

01/19/2012

Eye on New York: Whooping Cough

Eye On New York: On The Whooping Cough

In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2′s Emily Smith reports on the infection’s rise and Dana Tyler speaks with Dr. Jane Zucker, the New York City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for Immunization, about what you can do to protect your children.

12/04/2011

A woman is vaccinated against whooping cough (file / credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads On Long Island; More Than 200 Cases Reported

An alarming rise in a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough has prompted a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.

11/29/2011

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Long Island Officials Warn Of Rapidly Spreading Whooping Cough Virus

A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.

06/29/2011

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Suffolk County Officials Report Whooping Cough Outbreak In Smithtown

Thirteen students in three schools in Smithtown have been confirmed with the contagious bacterial infection also known as pertussis.

06/21/2011

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Whooping Cough Alert On Long Island

A nurse in the maternity ward at Good Samaritan Hospital was diagnosed with the condition.

10/06/2010