The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency in July 2022. There are approximately 990 confirmed cases in Texas. Monkeypox is preventable and treatable and rarely fatal. Monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by
New backpacks. Lunch boxes. Shoes. School supplies. The back-to-school to-do-list can get long. It’s important to remember to add a checkup with your child’s primary care provider to that list so your child is healthy and ready to learn. A back-to-school
Overview: Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) From: The Addiction Group (addictiongroup.org) Alcohol use disorder (AUD), or alcoholism, is a chronic relapsing brain disease. AUD encompasses all forms of alcohol problems, including alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction. Long-term alcohol misuse affects your brain function. It causes intense
Immunization refers to the process whereby weakened cells of infectious diseases are injected into a person’s body to develop immunity against them. The process stimulates a person’s immune system to protect against infections and diseases. Every year, 2–3 million deaths
According to a survey carried out by Statista in 2017, 20% of the US adult population reported was suffering from allergies. Being hypersensitive to certain substances in the environment can send a person’s immune system in overdrive. This happens because the immune system
As the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to surge nationwide, here are some answers important questions related to transmissibility, gatherings and illness.