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Whooping cough: New concerns about an old disease

Pertussis, also known as whopping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that makes it hard to breathe.

Lung transplant: The harrowing journey from donor to recipient

An organ’s trek from donor to recipient is a well-choreographed, sometimes dramatic, process. Dr. Michael Wait takes readers along the lungs’ journey.

Who needs the whooping cough vaccine and booster?

With cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, on the rise, it’s important to know who is most at risk and when to get a vaccine and the booster.

Vaccination is the best protection against measles

Measles is the most contagious infectious disease we know of. Childhood vaccination is the best protection against it.

A Late Christmas Gift

It was the day after Christmas and Randy Gideon was waking up from his bi-lateral lung transplant. Laid up and heavily sedated in the ICU, the well-known Fort Worth architect was surrounded by machines with tubes spilling from his torso. When he came to, he realized he could breathe.