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.
Dallas Infant The 1st State Flu Fatality This YearDallas County public health officials say a 2-month-old child is the state's first flu fatality for the 2015-2016 flu season.
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.
Brazil & University Of Texas Reach Deal On Zika VaccineBrazil is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus.
DCHHS Preparing Lab To Perform Zika Testing LocallyThe newly formed Dallas County Zika Task Force wrapped up its second scheduled meeting this morning. The group, headed by DCHHS Environmental Health, will meet weekly with officials in Dallas County municipalities.
CDC Issues Guidelines For Preventing Sexual Transmission Of Zika VirusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some interim guidelines on how to prevent transmitting the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
Dallas Co. Case Of Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual TransmissionOfficials with the CDC have sent official confirmation to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that the first case of Zika virus in Dallas County in 2016 was acquired through sexual transmission.
Average Age Of New U.S. Moms At All-Time High, Now Over 26The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S — over 26.
Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Confirmed In Texas PatientA Houston television station is reporting that officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a case of Zika virus in a traveler from Texas who recently returned from Latin America.
Experts: Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus May Reach Texas By SpringThe CDC is warning Texans about a new mosquito threat called the Zika virus thats creeping toward the state
Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff OppositionA bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.
Further Testing Can't Confirm E. Coli In Costco Salad PartsFederal officials said Tuesday further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country.

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