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2012 Was Worst Year For Whooping Cough Since 1955

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

01/04/2013

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Spike In Demand Makes Flu Shot Hard To Find

The worst flu season in years has caused a sudden surge in demand for the flu vaccine, making it difficult to find at some area pharmacies.

CBS 11–01/03/2013

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CDC: U.S. Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad

Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.

12/03/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Drug Recall Could Rival 1980s Tylenol Scare

Two other drugs may now also be linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. It has prompted a voluntary drug recall that could rival the Tylenol recall from the early 1980s.

10/16/2012

CDC: More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis

Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.

10/07/2012

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Peanut Butter Recall Includes Major Retailers

A company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. The recall includes nut products sold at Whole Foods Market, Target, Harry and David and several other stores.

10/01/2012

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Walgreens Offers Free Flu Vaccines

Free flu shots will be available for uninsured and underinsured Dallas area residents at local Walgreens pharmacies, starting September 19.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2012

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Cancer Now Top Killer Among U.S. Hispanics

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind.

09/18/2012

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CDC: U.S. Kids Eat Too Much Salt, As Much As Adults

American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac.

09/17/2012

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North Texans Urged To Get Flu Shots Early

Temperatures have barely gotten out of the triple-digits and a lot of North Texans are thinking it’s too early to get a flu shot, but health officials disagree.

CBSDFW.COM–09/13/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

CDC: Nation On Track For Deadliest West Nile Year

Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999.

09/12/2012

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DFW Family’s Foundation Fights Amoeba Deaths

On the two year anniversary of Kyle Lewis’ death, his family is launching a new campaign to help save other from the deadly amoeba that killed their son.

09/02/2012

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