Wednesday October 24, 2018
There is often a remarkable sense of generosity and caring for others among those who have survived a very serious illness, or lost a loved one. They have been an extraordinary source of advocacy when it comes to vaccine-preventable disease, trying to save the lives of others and prevent suffering after their own very difficult experiences.
Tuesday October 16, 2018
The very sad news has been reported this week, that the barely-beginning flu season has claimed the life of a child, the first pediatric death in the nation so far.
Monday October 15, 2018
The health care professional who is supposed to help us get healthy and stay that way shouldn’t be the person who makes us sick. Yet a new report by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that flu vaccination rates among health care providers vary widely, and are particularly troubling in long-term care centers, which often are responsible for the health of fragile elderly people.
Monday October 8, 2018
Big news came last week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: It has now approved the HPV vaccine, which prevents several types of cancer, for adults ages 25 to 45.
Monday October 1, 2018
Parents who decline to have their children vaccinated against HPV probably think they’ll never regret that decision. They should hear the story of Liz Kapeel of San Antonio.