Be Wise Current News

TMA Grant to Help Combat Hepatitis in Fort Worth - 02/18/2020

Underserved patients at two Fort Worth clinics will receive testing and treatment for hepatitis B thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.


Six Cases and Counting? Physicians Urged to Spot Measles - 01/24/2018

Physicians in and around Ellis County should be on the lookout for measles as officials investigate six cases among unvaccinated people, state health officials said.


Child Care Workers: Get Vaccinated to Share Good Health - 08/29/2017

Children are notorious germ-spreaders, and sharing those germs is easy in child care settings. Keeping kids healthy there requires the cooperation of parents and the people who care for their children. Like washing hands and disinfecting toys, vaccinations are an important piece of that puzzle, say Texas physicians.


Celebrate Grandparenting: Stay Healthy by Vaccinating - 06/17/2016

Grandparents are an important part of children’s lives. Even before grandbabies are born, grandparents can help protect them from disease by getting themselves vaccinated. For Grandparents Day on Sept. 13, Texas Medical Association (TMA) physicians urge grandparents to make sure their shots are up to date.


Measles Outbreak Surges to Triple Digits - 06/17/2016

The first measles outbreak of 2015 has grown to 121 cases in 17 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with most of those cases associated with a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. The one measles case reported in Texas so far this year was not linked to the California outbreak, where officials believe an unknown traveler contracted the disease overseas and visited the park while infectious.


Measles Outbreak Adds 33 Cases to Reach 154 - 06/17/2016

In response to the growing 2015 measles outbreak, which at press time stood at 154 U.S. cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has beefed up its website to include resources to help physicians in their practice.