Vaccination concept. Female doctor vaccinating young man

16 Oct: Adult Vaccinations

This month we will discuss adult vaccinations, and when and what you need. This is a question I hear from my patients daily. There are four routine vaccines given to adults. These include the seasonal Influenza (Flu) vaccine, Pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine, Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine and a booster diphtheria/tetanus (Td) vaccine (adding pertussis (Tdap) once).
Man with allergy or an infection sneezing

13 Oct: Seasonal Allergies

This month we will discuss seasonal allergies. Spring will be here soon but I see it all year long in Dallas. Dallas is the second worst city for allergies in the country (Tulsa is number one). According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as high as 40 million. One study puts the annual costs ...