Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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

Google Flu Trend Cities Report (Google.org/flutrends)

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

A road sign warns drowsy drivers to take a break on long stretches. (credit: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Praveen Chandra, Greg  Goodell

America’s Health Rankings Show Worrisome Rates Of Chronic Disease

A new report shows it’s not only what you put into your body that affects your health — it’s where you live.

12/11/2012

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Arlington Parents Seek Later School Start Times

Parents have done their homework and they are pushing for a school start time after 8 a.m. They’ve started a petition and will be meeting with district officials on Thursday.

CBS 11–10/22/2012

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)

Meningitis Outbreak Expected To Spread

A medical expert tells CBS 11 that the meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people so far is nowhere near its end.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

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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

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

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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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

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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