Dallas County Health

Quality Of Life Report: Nearly 1/3 Of Dallas Co. Kids Live In PovertyAccording to the Children’s Medical Center annual snapshot of local children’s health, “Beyond ABC: Assessing Children’s Health in Dallas County,” nearly a third of the children in Dallas County live in poverty.
Dallas 6-Year-Old Dies From Possible Flu InfectionA Dallas six-year-old girl has died after being diagnosed with the flu and sent home from a Mesquite hospital.
Dallas County To Hand Out Free Insect Repellent To NeedyDallas County Health and Human Services is teaming up with a mosquito protection company to provide needy residents with insect repellent. DCHHS and Cutter® Insect Repellent will hand out free insect repellent to low-income residents and senior citizens.
Dallas County Cities To Decide On Aerial SprayingIt's now up to local leaders in each city north of Intersate 30 to decide by Wednesday if they want the county to spray their cities from the air.
Dallas County Reports 9th West Nile DeathA ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.
No Tuberculosis Concerns For School Football GamesThe tuberculosis scare in the Ennis ISD has some North Texas parents and school districts concerned about school football teams taking the field against players from Ennis.
Big Crowds Expected For Arlington Immunizations An Arlington back-to-school immunization event on Saturday could attract a lot of students from out of the area.
Dallas County Wants Elderly To Beat The HeatIn neighborhoods across Dallas, the concern during the current string of 100+ degree days North Texas is the connection between elderly homeowners and their reluctance to run air conditioning units.
State Budget Cuts Potentially Deadly For Some North TexansFinal numbers on the state budget are still being worked out but one of the thousands of programs that'll be slashed include state health department funding. The department’s $20 million request to help people with HIV and AIDS has been rejected.
DISD Teen Diagnosed With TB Before DyingA DISD student diagnosed with tuberculosis has died. Health officials say the teenage girl died from an unrelated illness, but they’re still going to test her fellow classmates and teachers for TB.
Dallas County Offering HIV Testing On World AIDS DayMore than 14,000 people in Dallas County are living with HIV, and last year nearly 900 news cases were diagnosed. Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says what's more staggering is hundreds of teens are living with the disease.
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