TIP Talk

Monday March 4, 2019

Helpful news on International HPV Awareness Day

Here are a couple of sobering statistics for International HPV Awareness Day today: According to the International Papillomavirus Society, about 90 percent of cervical cancer cases are HPV-related and every 2 seconds a woman dies of cervical cancer.

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Vaccines can play a big role in fighting top global health threats

One reason that increasing numbers of people resist being vaccinated themselves or following the recommended immunization schedule for their children is that they don’t see the diseases prevented by vaccination as serious issues. Now the World Health Organization is here to tell us otherwise. In its list of the top 10 threats to global health, vaccine resistance is right up there.

Monday February 11, 2019

Why the Washington measles outbreak is so frightening

Amber Gorrow takes the right steps to protect her children against illness, including making sure they’re vaccinated. In that case, why is she so afraid of the measles outbreak that’s been spreading in her suburban county outside Portland, Ore.?

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