Centers for Disease Control
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.
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.
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.
Federal health officials are reporting the death toll from an outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis has risen to 15.
More than 100 North Texans have been notified they did receive an injection from the medication involved in nationwide meningitis outbreak.
Flu season officially got underway this week and with vaccine supplies plentiful and access easy, where are the crowds? Where is the concern?
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.
American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac.
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.
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.
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.
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.