By Ernest Buck, MDThe Disneyland measles outbreak hasn’t made its way to
Texas, yet. But it’s only a plane ride away. And depending on where that plane
lands, we could be in for some big health problems. It’s hard for Texans under a certain age to remember, but
measles is a serious, highly contagious disease. It can cause serious
complications in children. Some will die. This is not an exaggeration. This is
reality. Read more ...
Big news: A vaccination is available to prevent cancer. The vaccine, when given to preteens, can help prevent them from contracting oropharyngeal cancer, a head-neck cancer affecting the throat and tonsils.
TMA Statement on the U.S. Senate’s decision to delay until after its Easter recess consideration of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act that passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin on Thursday.