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  • Dodge The Flu: Get Vaccinated

    By Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center It’s that time of year again: time to get your flu vaccination. Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead this flu season. When is flu season? Every year, local clinics begin providing flu vaccinations in the fall.

  • How The Devastating 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance US Women’s Rights

    More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic. (Library of Congress) By Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker and Morten Wendelbo, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service, for The Conversation When disaster strikes, it can change the fabric of a society – often through the sheer…

  • Flu Update From Texas A&M Student Health Services

    By Martha C. Dannenbaum, M.D., director, Texas A&M University Student Health Services The cold/flu season is upon us. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported widespread flu activity in all 50 states. These viral infections of the respiratory tract typically last 7-10 days affecting the throat, nose,…

  • What The Government Shutdown Means For The Health Of Americans

    The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk, January 21, 2018 as lawmakers in Washington, DC convene for a Sunday session to try to resolve the government shutdown. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By  Morten Wendelbo, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service and Gerald W. Parker, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical…

  • This Year’s Severe Flu Exposes A Serious Flaw In Our Medical System

    Approximately 80 percent of all pharmaceuticals used by Americans are produced overseas. (Shutterstock) By Morten Wendelbo and Christine Crudo Blackburn, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service, for The Conversation Flu season in the U.S. typically peaks in February, but this year’s outbreak is already one…

  • Should You Get A Flu Shot If You’re Pregnant?

    By Dominic Hernandez, Texas A&M University Health Science Center According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak influenza (flu) season occurs in the fall and winter. Despite there being an annual vaccine, many Americans will likely still be hospitalized from complications of the flu—which is frightening…

  • Health Science Students Join Forces For Employee Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (HROE) is again partnering with Texas A&M College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Texas A&M Physicians in an inter-professional collaborative effort to offer flu vaccines (quadrivalent injection) for Texas A&M System employees and their eligible dependents. “With…