TIP Talk

Thursday February 2, 2017

Fight Cancer. Get Vaccinated.

Medical science has made tremendous strides against cancer. There are more effective treatments, often with fewer side effects. Advances have been made in screening for earlier cancer detection. But let’s not forget about a third method of fighting cancer—by preventing it in the first place.

Thursday January 26, 2017

20 Million Children's Lives Saved by Measles Vaccine in Just 15 Years

Just a few months ago, the Americas were declared free of endemic measles, meaning that the only outbreaks of measles seen in this hemisphere today have been caused by individuals infected with the virus elsewere and visiting or returning to the Americas and spreading it here. It's no longer a locally transmitted disease. And that's huge.

Thursday January 19, 2017

So Many Mumps Outbreaks — and Now One in Texas

Why so many mumps outbreaks around the country? A recent outbreak in North Texas has involved more than 100 confirmed and suspected cases in Johnson County and surrounding counties, largely in school-aged kids. Students who have not been fully vaccinated are being told to stay home until they’re either up on their vaccinations or the illness is no longer present in the schools.

Thursday January 5, 2017

Could Texas be the epicenter of the next major disease outbreak? These experts think so.

Health experts are worried about Texas, and for good reason. There are growing signs that the state might become the epicenter of a major disease outbreak — similar to the one seen in California in 2015 — due to a small, but growing numbers of parents filing for non-medical exemptions so that their children can attend school without the required vaccinations.

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