Thursday February 2, 2017
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
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
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.
Wednesday January 11, 2017
Sure, we should all eat healthier and get more exercise. But there’s another New Year’s health goal, just as important and much easier to achieve.
Thursday January 5, 2017
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.