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COVID; Prevention

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: How to overcome the culture of mistrust

Having highly effective COVID-19 vaccines is only half the battle. Kavita Bhavan, M.D., a UT Southwestern infectious diseases specialist, has devised successful strategies to break through the barriers to trust in communities of color, helping them feel more confident about getting vaccinated.

COVID

Closing in on a COVID-19 vaccine: See the science behind it

Why has it taken so long to develop a COVID-19 vaccine? The complex process of isolating the virus, producing antibodies, and testing a vaccine usually takes years. See how science has move so quickly during the pandemic.

COVID; Pediatrics

COVID-19 and flu: Navigating a potential ‘perfect storm’ this fall

In this year, which has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are warning people to brace for a flu season like no other. UT Southwestern's infectious disease and pediatric specialists offer advice for staying safe and healthy this fall.

Prevention

Unmasking the mysteries of the flu (influenza)

Every year, flu season returns to spread viruses and stir up new and old controversies over topics like hand-washing, mask use, and the viability of the flu vaccine. Trish Perl, M.D., chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern, unmasks some of the pervasive mysteries and myths about influenza.

Prevention

Influenza hammers Dallas County: What Texans need to know

As influenza A cases rise in Dallas County, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from infection. Find tips to avoid the flu and current information about vaccine recommendations.

Prevention

4 foods to ease cold and flu symptoms

The flu and common cold make us feel crummy. But certain foods can help ease cold and flu symptoms. Our dietitian explains how diet affects the immune system.