Conspiracy theories and fear of needles contribute to vaccine hesitancy for many parents

Conspiracy theories and fear of needles contribute to vaccine hesitancy for many parents

August 7, 2019
Why some parents – despite the scientific community’s conclusions that childhood vaccines are safe – put their children at risk by not vaccinating them

Political and personal: the roles of private individuals in policymaking

June 17, 2019
Researchers study how private citizens change state laws about insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorder

Diabetes risk in southern rural areas

February 26, 2019
High mortality rates in these rural regions remain unaltered over time

Point of view: Why Vaccine Opponents Think They Know More Than Medical Experts

February 20, 2019
Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children

New ways to fight cancer

February 4, 2019
How the Health Science Center helps patients battle cancer

Urban-rural disparities in cancer deaths

January 11, 2019
Southwest Rural Health Research Center finds striking disparities in mortality rates from lung, prostate and colon cancer in rural areas

Research on vaccine policy attitudes selected for international award

September 19, 2018
A new study on the effects of knowledge and misinformation on attitudes toward vaccine policy has been selected from thousands to receive the Elsevier Atlas award

Research explores urban-rural diabetes disparities

May 23, 2018
Texas A&M Southwest Rural Health Research Center policy brief finds higher rate of diabetes complications and even death in rural populations

Factors affecting state nullification legislation

March 12, 2018
Why states override national laws they view as unconstitutional

The American Health Care Act: What happened?

April 4, 2017
The health care reform attempt failed, but it’s hardly the first time