TIP Talk

Thursday March 16, 2017

The High Cost of Flu

In a way, healthcare costs are a little like the weather. Everybody talks about them, but how much do we do about them?

Thursday March 9, 2017

What's in a Vaccine? Nothing to Cause Worry

It’s natural for parents to want to ensure that their children are getting food and medications that are healthy and wholesome, free of dangerous contaminants.

Thursday March 2, 2017

6 Key Facts About Parents-Right-to-Know Legislation

Those annual state test scores. Graduation rates. The daily lunch menu. Texas parents have the right to all kinds of information about their children’s schools. Yet somehow the public transparency ends when it comes to their children’s health. No one gives them any information about how many of the students at their school are vaccinated. There’s nowhere to go look it up.

Thursday February 23, 2017

Seven Highlights of the CDC's 2017 Vaccination Guidelines

As it does each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its new guidelines for what types of vaccines are needed, how often and at what point in life. The sets of guidelines, for adults and for children, are based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (or ACIP), which three times a year examines the latest research on vaccinations.

Thursday February 16, 2017

A Texas Legislator Explains the Thinking Behind 4 Bills

The debate about vaccine laws usually revolves around rules that require children to be vaccinated before entering school. But in fact, there are many other kinds of vaccine laws that help protect and educate communities, without requiring anyone to get a shot.

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