TIP Talk

Monday January 14, 2019

Don't let a slight dip in flu cases fool you

Texas and some other parts of the nation caught a break last week when the latest flu activity report showed levels dropping slightly. Influenza is considered at moderate levels in the state, the newest surveillance report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, down from the ultra-red danger zone where it was just the week before.

Thursday January 10, 2019

We can do more to lower cervical-cancer death rates

Here is a public health statistic about Texas that we wish weren’t true: It has among the highest rates of deaths from cervical cancer in the nation, according to a recent report by the nonprofit Human Rights Watch.

Tuesday January 8, 2019

Play the CDC's "1918 Pandemic Trail Game"

Those folks at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly enjoy having some creative educational fun. This was the agency, after all, that developed the Zombie Preparedness kit, a way of teaching the public about disaster planning that included a graphic novel.

Monday December 31, 2018

Test yourself with our 2018 vaccine news quiz!

Were you paying attention to the news about vaccination during 2018? Here’s the real test of whether that’s true. The answer key is below, with links to most of the answers that will lead you to the stories that explain in better detail.

Thursday December 20, 2018

Experimental vaccines face a long road

Recent research on possible new vaccines – against opioid addiction and Alzheimer’s disease, to name a couple – serve as a reminder of many key issues around medical research, especially when it comes to new ways to immunize the public.

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