Contact Us

Health Matters: Whooping Cough 101 [AUDIO]

Dr. Alan Horn (Photo: Centracare)

Dr. Allen Horn joined us recently on WJON’s Health Matters for an update on a disease that has been making a comeback — pertussis or better known as “whooping cough.”

Whooping cough is a serious disease and Minnesota now ranks 4th in the country in number of cases of whooping cough.

Here’s that radio program, divided into four segments you can listen to at your convenience.

In this segment of Health Matters, Dr. Horn gives us the background on whooping cough, and also talks about the renewed concern.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Not everyone’s comfortable with vaccinating kids for whooping cough. But Dr. Horn says the vaccinations are safe.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

In this segment, Dr. Horn talks about how whooping cough spread and its complications.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

And in the final segment, Dr. Horn talks about diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The bottom line — children need to vaccinated, teens and adults need booster shots, and we all need to be aware of a danger that can easily be prevented.


Health Matters is heard on AM 1240 WJON, Monday mornings at 9:10 a.m. 

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!