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First Case Of Chikungunya Confirmed In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed its first case of imported Chikungunya virus.

07/22/2014

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4 In 10 U.S. Homes Are Cell Phone Only

A government survey shows that 4 in 10 homes only use cell phones. That is twice the rate from five years ago, though the pace of dumping landlines has more recently slowed.

07/08/2014

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Torchy’s Tacos Worker May Have Tuberculosis

The Dallas County Health Department is investigating a case of tuberculosis at a restaurant near White Rock Lake.

06/20/2014

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County Health Director Addresses State Claims of Wrongdoing

A state investigation found three employees entered false data into a system tracking patients with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

06/17/2014

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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Texan’s Death

Health officials said that a Texas patient is the fourth person in the U.S. to die of a brain disorder believed to be caused by the consumption of contaminated beef products.

06/06/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Protection Against West Nile Virus Starts At Home

The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.

04/24/2014

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Study: Diabetic Heart Attacks And Strokes Falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

04/16/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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Flu May Not Peak Until Late February

The flu virus continues to be deadly across the DFW area, and now local health officials are concerned that the height of the epidemic has not even hit North Texas yet.

01/20/2014

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New Website Tracks Sickness Via Social Media

With the recent drastic temperature changes many North Texans may be starting to feel under the weather. But did you ever wish you knew what illnesses were going around your neck of the woods before they got to you?

11/12/2013

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CDC Links Cyclospora Outbreak To Cilantro, Salad Mix From Mexican Farm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some Texas cases in a severe stomach bug outbreak last summer have been linked to Mexican cilantro.

10/23/2013

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