Thursday July 19, 2018
We never cease to be amazed at what vaccines can do.
Thursday July 12, 2018
No one knows better than Greg Williams that parents can’t protect their children from everything. His son Nicolis, a student at Texas A&M University, died seven years ago of bacterial meningitis. The disease, rare in the general population, is more of a threat among college students, who spend long hours together.
Tuesday July 3, 2018
It’s the season for making summer plans, which often include travel to delightful and sometimes exotic foreign destinations. You also might have kids who are heading off on student exchange programs or adventure tours overseas. In either case, you’re probably busy nailing down the best deals on air travel, checking whether you have the right clothes for your destination and making sure your passport is up to date. There’s something else that needs to be up to date for travel: your vaccinations. This needs your attention right now.
Monday July 2, 2018
On the 100th anniversary of the terrible flu pandemic of 1918 that is believed to have killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, it's natural to stop and wonder: What exactly is a pandemic? Is it just a bad year of the regular, seasonal flu?
Thursday June 28, 2018
Long before the recent flu season got under way, doctors here in the United States were concerned about how severe it might be. For our advance warning and preparation, we have Australia to thank.