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  • Use Homemade Masks as Last Resort Against COVID-19, TMA Task Force Says

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    The TMA COVID-19 Task Force has issued a statement on homemade masks based mostly on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for both medical professionals and the general public.

    Homemade Masks Last Resort Against COVID-19  
  • Caution Urged as Officials Continue to Monitor Coronavirus

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    Health officials continue to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, but “the risk for all Texans remains low,” the Department of State Health Services said.

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  • Coronavirus Fears Overshadowing Influenza Threat

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    Although the new coronavirus outbreak that began in China has grabbed headlines recently, physicians should remind their patients that influenza continues to be a major concern in Texas.

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  • Talk to Patients About: Vaccine vs. Natural Immunity

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    Vaccines are all about reducing the risk of getting a disease; anti-vaccine arguments are designed to downplay how risky those diseases can be.

    Vaccinate Your Child to Help Protect Them From Serious Illness and More  
  • Vitamin E Acetate “A Strong Culprit” in Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

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    Vitamin E acetate, a sticky substance used in skin lotions and vitamin supplements, could be to blame for severe lung injuries linked to vaping that have sickened more than 200 people in Texas and thousands more across the U.S., health officials said Friday.

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  • The Changing Face of the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

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    Opioid abuse and overdose deaths continue to rise in the U.S., with more than 46,000 opioid-related deaths in 2017, up from 5,000 in 2000, data show. But the problem can’t be explained in total deaths alone. The crisis also has changed in character since 2001, new data show.

    The Opioid Crisis Emerged
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