Centers for Disease Control

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Officials Alarmed By Increasing Superbug Reports

Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment with antibiotics.

03/05/2013

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CDC: Electronic Cigarettes Gaining Awareness, Use

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the CDC says.

02/28/2013

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Health Officials: Except In Texas, Worst Of Flu Season May Be Over

The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.

02/08/2013

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CDC: U.S. Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad

Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.

12/03/2012

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Flu Shot Will Not Protect You From Mutant Strain

The flu is in Texas – and even if you’ve taken precautions you could still get sick. That’s because this year’s strain of the virus is not covered by this year’s flu shot.

CBS 11–11/13/2012

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)

Another Death Reported In Meningitis Outbreak

Federal health officials are reporting the death toll from an outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis has risen to 15.

10/13/2012

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)

North Texans Injected With Steroid Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

More than 100 North Texans have been notified they did receive an injection from the medication involved in nationwide meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

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

Flu Season Starts In North Texas

Flu season officially got underway this week and with vaccine supplies plentiful and access easy, where are the crowds? Where is the concern?

CBS 11–10/03/2012

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Dallas Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

More than 14,000 people living in Dallas County are living with HIV, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and many of them don’t know it.

09/27/2012

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

North Texans Urged To Get Flu Shots Early

Temperatures have barely gotten out of the triple-digits and a lot of North Texans are thinking it’s too early to get a flu shot, but health officials disagree.

CBSDFW.COM–09/13/2012

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12 States Now Have High Obesity; Texas No. 10

A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state.

08/13/2012

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