Dallas County Health
According 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.
A Dallas six-year-old girl has died after being diagnosed with the flu and sent home from a Mesquite hospital.
Dallas 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.
It’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.
A ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.
The 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.
An Arlington back-to-school immunization event on Saturday could attract a lot of students from out of the area.
In 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.
Final 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.
A 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.
More 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.