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Abuse Of Prescription Drugs On The Rise

North Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – There is new concern over prescription drug abuse. The CDC says new research indicates it could be the leading cause of death in the United States. The agency is releasing guidelines […]

12/09/2013

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Feds Post Food Allergy Guidelines For Schools

The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.

10/30/2013

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Texas Megachurch Scrutinized Following Measles Outbreak

The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family’s North Texas megachurch.

08/31/2013

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Meningitis Supply Limited As Demand Increases In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.

08/16/2013

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Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads Nation

The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.

05/23/2013

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More Gun Laws = Fewer Deaths, 50-state Study Says

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.

03/07/2013

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New U.S. Whooping Cough Strain Raises Questions

Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.

02/06/2013

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Employers To Feel Impact Of 2013 Flu Season

Some hospitals in North Texas have instituted a strict new flu vaccine policy for employees. And while most employers are not requiring employees to be vaccinated, local economists say most businesses should be concerned about the flu outbreak.

01/14/2013

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Flu Trends Now Searchable On Google

Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are now wondering just how bad this outbreak is going to be. Now, you can find out on Google.

01/11/2013

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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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CDC: 1 In 24 Admit Nodding Off While Driving

This could give you nightmares: 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they recently fell asleep while driving. And health officials behind the study think the number is probably higher.

01/04/2013

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Experts Seek Answers From Historic West Nile Surge

Health experts are turning their attention to learning lessons from one of the deadliest West Nile outbreaks in U.S. history.

12/26/2012

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