Sep
20
2016

Baker gives CDC Foundation endowed lecture

Dr. Carol Baker, executive director of Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research and Baylor College of Medicine professor of pediatrics, molecular virology & microbiology, presented the 2016 Jeryl Lynn Hilleman Endowed Lecture “Vaccines for Pregnant Women: A Long Time Coming” at the National Immunization Conference in Atlanta, GA on September 13. This endowed Read More…

Jun
24
2014

World Cup Watch: Event draws attention to neglected tropical diseases

While thousands flock to Brazil for the World Cup games, many health care workers are worried about more than which team will take home the trophy. NTDs like Dengue and Chagas are plaguing the citizens of Brazil – putting a definite damper on the spirit of the games. “The theme of the 2014 FIFA World Read More…

May
27
2014

Bump Watch: Vitamin K injections for newborns – Dispelling the myths

By Dr. Tiffany McKee-Garrett When a baby is born, parents want nothing more than to love and protect their child. Part of that protection starts right after birth with the administration of a vitamin K injection. Babies are not born with sufficient vitamin K levels and cannot get adequate amounts of vitamin K from breast Read More…