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A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts (stained) in stool sample, undated CDC photomicrograph, graphic element on black. (credit: AP Graphics)

New Texas Stomach Illness Cases Reported, Source Still A Mystery

The CDC says it has found evidence that many of those sickened in Texas ate at the same restaurant, but that it does not “show a connection” to salad mix produced at Mexican farm.

CBSDFW.COM–08/27/2013

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

Measles Outbreak Sparks Increase In Immunizations

Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.

08/17/2013

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Tracking Cyclospora Source In Texas Moving Slow

As the number of Texans sickened by the cyclospora infection continues to grow, tracking the source of the outbreak is moving painstakingly slow.

KRLD–08/09/2013

Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers.

08/06/2013

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More Than 100 North Texans Sickened With Cyclospora

The number of people sickened by “cyclosporiasis” — a nasty stomach bug — grew dramatically on Thursday.

CBS 11–08/01/2013

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