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Vaccinations

What do I have? Cold, flu or seasonal allergies?

October 28, 2016
Your foolproof guide to figuring out what ails you and how to kick it

Dodge the flu: Get your shot

September 12, 2016
Your guide to staying healthy during flu season

INFOGRAPHIC: Get the facts on vaccines and children

May 18, 2016
Millions of deaths occur each year from vaccine-preventable diseases

Study demonstrates vaccines’ safety, lack of link to autism

October 6, 2015
No evidence that thimerosal-containing vaccines cause negative behaviors or result in neuropathology

Arming our troops: Texas A&M on front lines of Q fever vaccine

September 8, 2015

Texas A&M College of Medicine’s James Samuel, Ph.D., is currently working on a vaccine for Q fever, an animal-borne bacterial infection that affects hundreds of U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

4 Things you didn’t know about Meningitis

April 23, 2015

Most people are familiar with the telltale signs of meningitis – a headache and stiff neck – but little else. To brush up on our knowledge about this potentially deadly disease, we sat down with Dr. Cristie Columbus, who shares information about the different strains and people most at risk.

Shingles: What is it and why should I get vaccinated?

April 21, 2015

Almost one out of every three individuals will develop shingles during their lifetime, according to the CDC. Shingles, otherwise known as herpes zoster, causes a painful, blistering rash that can have complications that last for months or even years afterwards. However, shingles doesn’t have to be inevitable: there is a vaccine, Zostavax, recommended for anyone over the age of 60.

Fear measles, not the truth

February 2, 2015

Last year marked the beginning of the worst measles outbreak in two decades for the United States. The preventable disease once thought to be eradicated from U.S. soil has many people wondering how something like this could have happened.