TIP Talk

Thursday July 12, 2018

Everyday Vaccine Hero Greg Williams Publishes a Memoir

No one knows better than Greg Williams that parents can’t protect their children from everything. His son Nicolis, a student at Texas A&M University, died seven years ago of bacterial meningitis. The disease, rare in the general population, is more of a threat among college students, who spend long hours together.

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Vaccines Make for Safe, Healthy, Happy Travels

It’s the season for making summer plans, which often include travel to delightful and sometimes exotic foreign destinations. You also might have kids who are heading off on student exchange programs or adventure tours overseas. In either case, you’re probably busy nailing down the best deals on air travel, checking whether you have the right clothes for your destination and making sure your passport is up to date. There’s something else that needs to be up to date for travel: your vaccinations. This needs your attention right now.

Monday July 2, 2018

What Exactly is a Pandemic? The CDC Tells Us.

On the 100th anniversary of the terrible flu pandemic of 1918 that is believed to have killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, it's natural to stop and wonder: What exactly is a pandemic? Is it just a bad year of the regular, seasonal flu?

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