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Vital Signs SPRING 2015 | VOLUME 66 F E AT U R E S T O R I E S Cardiac Telehealth Page 4 MS Study Page 6 Q&A: Diabetes Care Page 8 Community Calendar Page 12 Measles Highlights Danger of Not Vaccinating The ongoing outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland and has spread to multiple states has been “a perfect storm,” a UCLA infectious-disease specialist says. “You have a place that attracts people from all over the world, including someone with measles who spent three days there,” says James D. Cherry, MD, MSc. “And then you have an alarming increase in the number of unimmunized people.” Before the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, hundreds of thousands were sickened and about one out of every 500 patients in the United States died each year from the disease. Continued on page 7