vaccine http://kuow.org en Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Helps Prevent Genital Warts http://kuow.org/post/cervical-cancer-vaccine-also-helps-prevent-genital-warts The HPV vaccine was created to protect women against the virus that causes cervical cancer. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:53:29 +0000 Nancy Shute 28605 at http://kuow.org Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Helps Prevent Genital Warts Seattle Non-Profit's Role In Newly Approved Vaccine For Deadly Brain Disease http://kuow.org/post/seattle-non-profits-role-newly-approved-vaccine-deadly-brain-disease <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://globalhealth.washington.edu/faculty/kathleen-neuzil">Dr. Kathy Neuzil</a> about a vaccine for the deadly brain disease Japanese encephalitis that has been recently approved by the World Health Organization. Neuzil is a professor in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health and the director of the Vaccine Access and Delivery Program at Seattle's <a href="http://www.path.org/">PATH</a>, where the vaccine was tested. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:02:47 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 23433 at http://kuow.org Seattle Non-Profit's Role In Newly Approved Vaccine For Deadly Brain Disease Vaccination Rates In Washington State, Art Of Our City, Peter Boal And Pinball History! http://kuow.org/post/vaccination-rates-washington-state-art-our-city-peter-boal-and-pinball-history <p></p><p><strong>Washington State Vaccination Rates</strong><br>During the 2008-2009 school year, Washington state kindergarteners were the least vaccinated in the United States. The opt-out rate of at least once vaccine was 7.6 percent. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, the opt-out rate has decreased to 4.6 percent. It’s a marked improvement for sure, but Washington state still has the seventh highest vaccination opt-out rate in the country. How have public health officials tackled this issue? Why is Washington state such a likely to place for parents to opt their kids out of vaccinations?</p><p><strong>Art Of Our City</strong><br>Religious leaders often talk about the role of devotion in their work, but what about artists? Or just regular people? Seattle writer Rebecca Brown has invited a range of Seattle-area folks to contemplate devotion. The result is an exhibition at the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University. What does devotion mean in your life?</p><p><strong>Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal</strong><br>Eight years ago the leadership changed hands at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Peter Boal came to Seattle to assume the role of PNB’s artistic director. The former New York City Ballet principal dancer was committed to PNB’s focus on the work of choreographer George Balanchine. But Boal has expanded PNB’s repertoire, bringing in much more new work and focusing on such choreographers as Twyla Tharp and Christopher Wheeldon, hot shots of contemporary dance making.</p><p><strong>Pinball: History You Play!&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<br>Everyone has played pinball, but do you remember that it was once banned?&nbsp;Producer Katy Sewall visits the Seattle Pinball Museum to find the stories behind the fun. Why was the “tilt” invented?&nbsp;What recurring themes show up year after year?&nbsp;How has the sound of pinball changed through the decades? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18606 at http://kuow.org Vaccination Rates In Washington State, Art Of Our City, Peter Boal And Pinball History! Oregon Votes To Make Immunization Opt-Out Tougher http://kuow.org/post/oregon-votes-make-immunization-opt-out-tougher <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061913CL_immunizations_web.mp3" class="asset-audio">Oregon parents could soon find it harder to skip having their children immunized.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Oregon parents could soon find it harder to skip having their children immunized.<p>The Oregon House Wednesday sent a measure to the governor that would add steps to the way parents can opt out of the requirement. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:15:45 +0000 Chris Lehman 15299 at http://kuow.org Oregon Votes To Make Immunization Opt-Out Tougher Seattle Scientists Identify Cells That Could Lead To Herpes Vaccine http://kuow.org/post/seattle-scientists-identify-cells-could-lead-herpes-vaccine <p></p><p>Scientists at <a href="http://www.fhcrc.org/en.html">Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center </a>have found a class of cells they think suppresses herpes. This could explain why some people have no symptoms or lesions when the virus is reactivated. It also changes the way scientists understand how the virus works.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 19:14:48 +0000 Ruby de Luna 12788 at http://kuow.org Seattle Scientists Identify Cells That Could Lead To Herpes Vaccine CDC Recommends Pertussis Vaccine For Expectant Moms http://kuow.org/post/cdc-recommends-pertussis-vaccine-expectant-moms <p>Public health experts are now recommending that pregnant women get the vaccine for whooping cough during pregnancy. The recommendation is in response to the growing outbreak of the disease in the U.S. So far, there are more than 32,000 reported cases of whooping cough across the country.&nbsp; If the trend holds, it’s on track to be the highest number of cases since 1959.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:24:09 +0000 Ruby de Luna 2313 at http://kuow.org CDC Recommends Pertussis Vaccine For Expectant Moms