The anti-vaccination movement is gaining strength in Texas, apparently. At least, that's a concern of Dr. Julie Boom, one of the state's leading vaccers, the director of Texas Children's Hospital's immunization project. Boom recently spoke at a conference in San Antonio, imploring health workers to recommend scheduled vaccinations as strongly as possible.
Written by B Kay Richter on Dec 15 2016 - 5:20pm
Written by B Kay Richter on Nov 23 2016 - 1:14pm
Emily Lastinger was three years old, secure at home with her parents and two older brothers. She was a healthy, happy kid. One day, though, Emily picked up the flu. Five days later, her heart stopped. And since that date, her father Joe Lastinger has waged a campaign to prevent this same type of tragedy from happening to other families.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 18 2016 - 12:34pm
Meningitis is a swelling of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. This inflammation is typically caused by an infection of the fluid covering the brain and spinal cord. In 2013, meningitis occurred in about 16 million people worldwide, resulting in 303,000 deaths. Many survivors may come away from a bout with meningitis with permanent damage in one form or another.