Monkey Bars Alert: Playground Concussions Are On The RisePlayground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
CDC Says Zika Virus Undoubtedly Causes Birth DefectsHealth officials on Wednesday said that there is no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Experts had previously been cautious about making a definitive link.
Officials Call Zika "Scarier Than We Initially Thought"The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
White House To Transfer Ebola Funds To Fight Zika VirusCongressional officials say the Obama administration is about to announce it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.
No Change In Autism Rate Among U.S. KidsA government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children. About 1 in 68 kids have autism or related disorders. That's the same as it was when health officials checked two years ago.
DCHHS Reports 4th Zika Virus Case In Dallas CountyThe 55-year-old non-pregnant patient lives in DeSoto and had traveled to El Salvador.
Highland Park To Conduct Mosquito Ground Spraying This WeekendThe recent unseasonably warm weather contributed to an earlier than normal increase in the mosquito population.
CDC: Flu Vaccine Nearly 60 Percent EffectiveThis finding is comparable to past estimates for similar flu seasons.
CDC: 14 More Reports Of Possible Zika Spread Through Sex In U.S.The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who may have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled to those areas.
Nation Losing Ground In HIV/AIDS Fight In Minority CommunitiesIf current HIV diagnosis rates persist, about half of all gay black men and a quarter of gay Latino men in the United States will be infected with HIV in their lifetime.
Dozens Attend Zika Forum In RichardsonInfectious disease specialists and OB-GYNs spoke to a group of 60 about the latest news and precautions.
Dallas County Can Now Do Zika Virus TestingA faster way for North Texans to get Zika virus test results begins Monday, now that the DCHHS is able to perform the tests on their own, rather than having samples sent off to the CDC.

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