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2010-09-28 19:21:57

Global health official says outbreak of whooping cough in Texas, other states mirrors challenges in the developing world The outbreak of whooping cough in Texas, California, and other states this year underscores the critical importance of widespread vaccination coverage, both locally as well as around the world, said a leading global health official attending conferences on world affairs and immunization in Fort Worth this week. Alex Palacios, a special representative of the GAVI Alliance, a...

2010-09-23 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastmont Community Center responded today to alarmingly low whooping cough and meningococcal meningitis immunization rates among Latino adolescents by launching a new adolescent immunization awareness initiative. The grassroots campaign aims to educate local Latino families about free or low-cost vaccines available to help protect children against these and other infectious diseases. Only around half of Latino preteens and teens are vaccinated...

2010-09-08 07:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As California's whooping cough outbreak shows early signs of spreading outside the state, Practice Fusion is arming its medical community with the tools needed to provide an effective response. Primary care providers are the first line of defense against whooping cough by providing early vaccination to prevent this potentially fatal disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091118/PFLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-23 15:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some areas of the state seeing an increase in whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, the Department of Health urges all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are protected against the vaccine-preventable disease. The department will soon hold public vaccination clinics in York and Delaware counties, where cases of pertussis have been rising. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and is characterized by severe coughing...

2010-08-23 13:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some areas of the state seeing an increase in whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, the Department of Health urges all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are protected against the vaccine-preventable disease. The department will soon hold public vaccination clinics in York and Delaware counties, where cases of pertussis have been rising. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and is characterized by severe...

2010-08-05 08:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign moves into action with the second annual Pertussis Awareness Day in New York City featuring a range of educational activities, including the launch of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest and a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The national public awareness campaign encourages parents to help protect themselves and...

2010-06-02 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Lynx guard and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Candice Wiggins teamed up with WNBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Minneapolis community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Wiggins...

2010-05-27 09:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier along with San Antonio Silver Stars guard and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Helen Darling teamed up with WNBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the San Antonio community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening...

2010-05-25 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier along with Atlanta Dream forward and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Angel McCoughtry teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Atlanta community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip...

2010-05-04 09:46:00

MILWAUKEE, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer and former Milwaukee Bucks player Bob Lanier along with current Milwaukee Bucks player and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Jerry Stackhouse teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Milwaukee community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin