TIP Talk

Tuesday June 12, 2018

A Sad New Record in Flu Deaths

It is beyond saddening to report that our nation reached a new record that no one wanted to see: The number of children who died of the flu this past season reached 172, the highest number ever recorded, excluding pandemics. That number was one ahead of the 171 children who died during the 2012-13 flu season.

Wednesday June 6, 2018

The Importance of a Doctor's Words in HPV Vaccination

An important new study conducted in Texas offers a hopeful message about overcoming parents’ objections to the human papilloma vaccine for their teenagers and preteens. It shows that doctors who take a persistent approach with vaccine-hesitant parents have much more success gaining their agreement to vaccinate their children.

Thursday May 31, 2018

Zack Lazar, Everyday Vaccine Hero

Here’s something that Zack Lazar would love to have vaccine-hesitant people understand: The common over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen is far more likely to have serious side effects than vaccines, and yet most people are very comfortable using it.

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Check Your Risk of Hepatitis

There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but vaccines for hepatitis A and B are available, and are included in the schedule of recommended vaccines for children. For all three diseases, it’s important for people to determine their level of risk and seek out testing if there is reason for concern.

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