Town Square

Autism Communities Seek To Move Past Awareness And Into Acceptance

Posted on · Support across the lifetime, and across the spectrum, can create space for those on the autism spectrum in the community and bridge the gap from awareness to acceptance.

Town Square

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines And Variants

Posted on · A top vaccine expert and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine joins us to help clarify the latest headlines and data and to provide science-based answers to your questions – from efficacy to blood clots and more.

Houston Matters

How Over-Prescribed Antibiotics Impact Your Life

Posted on · Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are using a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to try to develop ways to combat Clostridium difficile or C. diff, the most common and potentially deadly bacterial infection impacting children and adults. It's a hospital-acquired infection, and it is […]

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Why Are Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising Rapidly in Texas?

Posted on · A new study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found the number of women in Texas who died from complications from pregnancy nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014, which translates into some 600 women who lost their lives because of pregnancy complications in Texas during those five years, giving Texas the highest maternal mortality rate […]

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Since It’s Not Mandatory, Doctors Struggle to Convince Parents of the Need for HPV Vaccine

Posted on · In 2007, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry issued an executive order mandating all 11- and 12-year-old girls in the state get a vaccine for HPV (human papillomavirus). Later that year, the state legislature passed a bill vacating the governor’s order. Some wondered whether the governor had been bought by Merck, the manufacturer of the HPV vaccine […]