TIP Talk


Tuesday March 12, 2019

This vaccine-preventable disease put a 6-year-old boy through agony

The most recent vaccination news has been about a disease that isn’t even contagious -– in other words, one person can’t catch it from another. Unlike with many other diseases, getting this infection once doesn’t mean people are immune in the future. Before the vaccine was developed, the disease, caused by bacterial spores, killed 472 Americans a year; now the number is four. Have you guessed yet?

Monday March 4, 2019

Helpful news on International HPV Awareness Day

Here are a couple of sobering statistics for International HPV Awareness Day today: According to the International Papillomavirus Society, about 90 percent of cervical cancer cases are HPV-related and every 2 seconds a woman dies of cervical cancer.

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