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Vaccinations

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.

The HPV vaccine: Busting 5 of the most common myths

February 5, 2015

More than 4,000 women lose their lives to cervical cancer each year. The leading cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus , which is also the most common sexually transmitted infection . While HPV vaccines that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration almost a decade ago are proven to reduce incidences of cervical cancer in women, as well as other forms of cancer in both men and women, many parents are still opting not to vaccinate their children.

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.

Get the facts on Influenza

November 24, 2014

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. The peak of flu season has occurred anywhere from late November through March. The overall health impact (e.g., infections, hospitalizations, and deaths) of a flu season varies from year to year.

The 5 W’s of flu protection

October 31, 2014

Flu season has officially begun! Aside from washing your hands, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly, getting vaccinated is your best form of protection against the flu.

Vaccines: Not just for kids

October 9, 2014

Adult vaccinations are valuable and increase in importance the older a person gets, and it’s imperative that adults reexamine their vaccination plans as they age.

Your annual flu vaccination: The 5 W’s for winning flu protection

October 7, 2014

Flu season starts in October and can last until May. There are a number of precautions you can take this flu season to avoid catching the flu, but the best form of protection is your annual flu vaccination.