This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Why are diseases like pertussis (whooping cough) and measles making a comeback? Many in North Texas have been surprised to find out that right here in the Metroplex we have seen a huge outbreak of these two diseases with whooping … Continue reading WATCH: What’s Behind Recent Measles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks in North Texas?
Shots. Just the sound of the word might bring up memories of dreaded doctor visits from your childhood. But the truth is that vaccines are a crucial part of primary care. How do vaccines work? The best way to look at how vaccines work are to view them as the attempt to mimic a natural … Continue reading History of vaccines and why you need them
One of Doris’s weekly bridge partners canceled. The friend had a terrible case of shingles. She advised Doris to get the shingles vaccine. Doris had never heard of the vaccine, but she knew shingles were very painful, and she knew she didn’t want to get it. Julia K. C. Sherrill, MD, Family Medicine – Taylor … Continue reading Shingles Vaccine—A Preventive for a Painful Virus