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COVID-19

Find info on vaccines, testing, prevention, and more.

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Infant formula shortage

More info at Maternal and Child Health

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Stay safe this summer

Follow these tips so the fun keeps going.

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

See the signs. Start a conversation.

June launches hurricane season

Top view of a hurricane. Atlantic hurricane season is from June through November. Hurricanes can cause serious damage even hundreds of miles from the coast.

Be informed. Make a Plan. Build a kit.

Be #TexasReady

June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day

A sleeping newborn girl. Sickle cell disease affects more than 100,000 Americans. This inherited disease makes blood cells sickle-shaped instead of round. Our Newborn Screening Program checks for this trait among 53 other conditions.

About sickle cell disease