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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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West Nile Virus Home Remedies Put Under Scrutiny

Plano Mom Alison Malone says her kids are mosquito magnets—pointing to four fresh bites on her young daughter’s forehead. So what’s a Mom to do?

08/01/2012

A man sitting on a balcony and smoking a cigarette uses his laptop computer. (credit: DAVID GANNON/AFP/Getty Images)

Online ‘Zombie’ Talk Grows After Gory Incidents

Violence, we’re used to. Cannibalism and people who should fall down but don’t? That feels like something else entirely. The actual incidents are horrifying — and, if how people are talking about them is any indication, fascinating

06/03/2012

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 2011 Worst Year For U.S. Measles In 15 Years

Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen in a typical year.

04/19/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autistic Child’s Mother Discusses Challenges

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that one in 88 children in the US have autism. Fifteen-year-old Michael Susens is one of them, diagnosed when he was just two years old.

04/02/2012

A person lights a cigarette to smoke. (credit: Getty Images/Christophe Simon/AFP)

Smokers Beware: New Anti-Smoking Ads Headed Your Way

The government has revamped its strategy for getting people to kick the smoking habit, and the new campaign is about to hit TV and radio air waves and billboards, magazines and newspapers.

03/15/2012

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