Why Should You Get a Flu Shot?

Is it going to be a rough flu season or a mild one? In many ways, that’s up to you.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to minimize the spread of the flu is for as many people as possible to get a vaccination against the disease every year. When people vaccinated against the flu are exposed to the virus, it’s far less likely that they’ll contract it or spread it, so influenza can be stopped in its tracks.


JPS Faces Increasing Demand for Surgical Services

JPS Health Network has seen demand for surgical services increase nearly 10 percent for the first seven months of 2019 compared to the same period the previous year.

According to health network records, a total of 8,166 operations were performed at the main campus and at the JPS Surgical Center in Arlington from the beginning of January through July in 2018. During the same period in 2019, records show 8,860 operations were completed.