Tag: Cristel Escalona

‘No-Vaccination’ Trend Increasing Across Texas

Over the last few years in Texas, vaccination rates have been dropping. Hannah Mackenzie spoke with two local health professionals who blame fads, lack of education and plain misunderstanding for the decrease. That eight percent drop translates to about 100,000 people refusing to, or opting out of vaccinating themselves or their children each year. A move health professional say is extremely dangerous. Dr. Cristel Escalona tells us the no-vaccination trend began back in 1998, when a doctor by the name of Andrew Wakefield published a paper linking the MMR vaccine to Autism. “The Lancet, which is a very prestigious...

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Hair Tie to Blame for Bacterial Infection, Local Doctor Speaks out about Hair Tie Hygiene

An Indiana woman now recovering from a dangerous bacterial infection… And you might not believe how she contracted it. She got it by doing something many of us do on a daily basis: wearing a hair tie around your wrist. “I didn’t believe it at first; i thought that it was a spider bite, or something else, not from wearing hair-ties.” When Audree Kopp first noticed a lump on her wrist she didn’t think anything of it. It wasn’t until it started to grow, that she took a trip to the ER. That’s where doctors told her the lump...

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Clearing up Flu Misconceptions ahead of Season

October is just around the corner, which means the beginning of flu season. Many myths and misconceptions surround getting a flu vaccination, it was even talked about during this week’s republican debate, in which Donald Trump linked vaccinations to autism. I spoke with a doctor to get the truth. “There is no link between vaccines and autism at all. They’ve done thousands of studies and absolutely not. It’s not related in any shape or form. And a lot of people think that they’ll get the flu if they get the vaccine… also not true.” True or not–the rumors are...

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Health Beat: UTPA Health Services

Listen up UTPA students, there are lots of services available to you, include in your tuition for medical visits, treatments and specialists… Dr. Cristel Escalona stops by to inform us about all of these services. It’s especially important to know what is available for you, especially right now, during flu...

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