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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

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol of a patient. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Kids’ Cholesterol Down; Fewer Trans Fats Cited

Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.

08/07/2012

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Denton County Prepares For Peak Of West Nile Season

As it stands, the West Nile Virus has infected nearly 150 people across the metroplex. And of all the North Texas counties Denton was the first to report a human case of the West Nile virus.

CBSDFW.COM–07/26/2012

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CDC: Whooping Cough Cases May Be Most In 5 Decades

Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Nearly 18,000 cases, including more than 500 in Texas, have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year.

07/19/2012

A man and woman exchane rings during a wedding ceremony. (credit: Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov’t Agency Now Offering Wedding Planning Tips

You or someone you know has probably planned a wedding. It’s a big day that everyone expects to be perfect. Now, the federal government wants to help. The CDC has come up with a Wedding Day Survival Guide.

CBS 11–07/18/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

An AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) mobile testing employee demonstrates a Rapid HIV Test kit. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

CDC To Offer Free AIDS Tests At Local Drugstores

On Tuesday the CDC announced that a $1.2 million program will offer free rapid HIV tests at pharmacies and in-store clinics in several North Texas cities and 23 other communities across the country.

06/26/2012

A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. (credit: ean Gallup/Getty Images)

Officials Investigate E. Coli Outbreak In 6 States

A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. The reported illnesses were spread across six states.

06/08/2012

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

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