Tuesday February 5, 2019
Remember how just a couple of weeks ago, flu activity in Texas had lightened somewhat? The warning back then was that it could easily and quickly worsen again, and it has, according to the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thursday January 31, 2019
With World Cancer Day occurring on Feb. 4, this is also a perfect time to remember the other cancer-prevention vaccine: the one against hepatitis B, a virus that puts people at higher risk of liver cancer.
Tuesday January 22, 2019
Every couple of years, The Immunization Partnership embarks on a major project to assess how well Texas is fighting vaccine-preventable disease. Its newly released “State of the State” report is chock full of fascinating and sometimes surprising information, backed by solid data.
Monday January 14, 2019
Texas and some other parts of the nation caught a break last week when the latest flu activity report showed levels dropping slightly. Influenza is considered at moderate levels in the state, the newest surveillance report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, down from the ultra-red danger zone where it was just the week before.
Thursday January 10, 2019
Here is a public health statistic about Texas that we wish weren’t true: It has among the highest rates of deaths from cervical cancer in the nation, according to a recent report by the nonprofit Human Rights Watch.