Latest DFW Healthwatch
The City of Plano on Monday launched an intense effort to track cases of West Nile virus, deploying special tracking traps aimed at giving city leaders an advanced warning system on the threat posed by the mosquito-borne infection.
Don’t take the cinnamon challenge. That’s the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Check out what 15 celebrities say about their sobriety.
Last week, the city of Richardson found mosquitoes tested positive in two areas: North Plano Road and East Campbell Road and Renner Road and Northstar Road. The city conducted ground spraying this week in both areas, and also sprayed storm drains at the Plano and Campbell Road area.
The Affordable Care Act will make more than 330,000 Texans eligible for addiction treatment next year, but the state’s treatment centers are already at 92 percent of capacity, according to federal statistics.
Texas senators are considering a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have privileges at a nearby hospital.
A Louisiana meat-packing company has recalled 20,166 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted cooked roast beef deli meat.
A Texas House panel is set to debate hot-button legislation to ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks. That’s the point at which anti-abortion activists contend a fetus can feel pain.
People living in state homes for the disabled would get the right to refuse psychoactive drugs under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature.
After approving a measure that would allow talks to expand Medicaid to the working poor, Texas Republicans have reversed themselves.
Scientists are ready to take on the challenge of mapping the human brain. Dr. Crystal Foster explains how the research could help things like PTSD and Alzheimer’s disease.
The FDA says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit.