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  • Look Out for Coronavirus Symptoms, Health Officials Say

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    Texas physicians should watch for a novel coronavirus as health officials monitor an outbreak in China that began in December. Several news outlets reported today the first confirmed case in the U.S. in Washington State.

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  • Nine Pediatric Deaths Reported as Flu Season Continues

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    Nine children in Texas have died of flu-related illness since the season started at the end of September, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said last week.

    The Best Prevention
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  • Talk to Patients About: How Vaccines Work

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    “What continues to amaze me is that people are really not educated about [vaccines],” said Trish Perl, MD, chief of the infectious diseases division at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “Some of [vaccine hesitancy] has been propagated by the anti-vaxxers, but some of it is just frankly not knowing.”

    How Does a Vaccine
    Protect Against Disease?
     
  • 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.

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  • Migrants in Texas Detention Centers Need Basic Care, TMA President Says

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    Migrant parents and children housed in Texas detention centers must have access to basic necessities, including sufficient food, clean water, clean beds, and health and educational services. That is the message of a letter sent last week to state leaders and Texas lawmakers from several organizations, including the Texas Medical Association.

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