With the arrival of spring, flu season comes to an end. Officials say 2013 was an especially bad year, with much of the country reporting high rates of disease.
The Centers for Disease Control recommended anyone over the age of six months be vaccinated, but many took a pass. A new report from Virginia Tech sheds some light on why parents might choose to ignore medical advice when it comes to vaccines.
Professor Bernice Hausman and her colleagues were asked to investigate, and what they found was a bit of a surprise.
Virginia is in the process of closing its state centers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Last year the commonwealth reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice on the Americans with Disabilities Act. It helped spur a movement that began decades ago to people out of institutions and into private homes, where they could receive the most compassionate, least restrictive care.