Centers for Disease Control

A boy jumps into the waters of a swimming pool. (credit: Ali Yussef/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Urine, Not Chlorine, Makes Your Eyes Burn In The Pool

A health revelation about swimming pool water has some people saying… yuck!

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2015

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Says It’s Still Trying To Pinpoint Listeria Cause

Blue Bell Creameries says it’s getting closer to identifying how listeria got into its facilities, after the century-old Texas ice cream maker issued a massive recall because its products were linked to a deadly string of illnesses.

04/21/2015

A microscopic examination of measles pneumonia. (credit: cdc.gov)

Patient With Measles Might Have Exposed North Texans

The Tarrant County Public Health Department is working to find out how many people on an international flight into DFW Airport may have been in contact with a measles patient on the plane.

CBS 11–01/20/2015

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Tests In Texas & 4 Other States Show Flu Vaccine Not Working Well

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick.

01/15/2015

A sleeping teenager. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC Study: Teens Not Getting Enough Sleep

Parents, there’s a good chance your teenager isn’t getting nearly enough sleep.

12/11/2014

ebola

Officials Designate 35 Hospitals For Ebola Care

Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. Two of those facilities are in Texas.

12/02/2014

A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Just Under 18-Percent

A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18-percent for the first time last year.

11/26/2014

Courtesy: Joe Lastinger

Colleyville Family Said Flu Shot Could’ve Save Daughter’s Life

Colleyville family wants to spread the word about how flu shots can save live.

CBS 11–11/23/2014

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Revolutionary Prostate Cancer Research At North Texas University

Prostate cancer impacts some 200,000 American men every year. But, fascinating research happening right here in North Texas could one day provide new options for early detection and treatment.

CBS 11–11/10/2014

Ebola monitoring graph

Health Officials Release Chart Of Those Currently Monitored For Ebola

While the conditions of two North Texas nurses who contracted Ebola continue to improve, health officials say they continue to monitor dozens of other people who may have been exposed to the virus.

CBSDFW.COM–10/22/2014

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 13:  Center for Disease Control (CDC) head Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks duing a briefing on the Dallas Ebola response at the CDC Headquarters on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Frieden urged hospitals to watch for patients with Ebola symptoms who have traveled from the tree Ebola stricken African countries.  (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

U.S. To Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

Everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

10/22/2014

Ebola-Dallas

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Safety Gear Guidelines

Health officials released new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. Health workers have pushed for new standards since two Dallas nurses were diagnosed with the disease.

10/20/2014

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