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Webb County Sheriff Officer Captain Manuel Gomez Jr  inspects a section of the Rio Grande that marks the border between the US and Mexico (Photo HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Border Sheriffs Concerned About Strained Budgets, Disease

Some Sheriffs departments near the Texas border are very near bankruptcy by dealing with the illegal immigration crisis.

07/02/2014

Male undocumented immigrants rest at the U.S. Border Patrol detainee processing center on April 11, 2013 in McAllen, Texas.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Doctors Concerned About Health Risk From Thousands Of Border Children

The President of the Texas Medical Association is concerned about the public health risk that the thousands of teenagers and children streaming across the border may be posing.

06/23/2014

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County Health Director Addresses State Claims of Wrongdoing

A state investigation found three employees entered false data into a system tracking patients with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

06/17/2014

Two men fist-bump in greeting to avoid shaking hands during the cholera crisis in Harare on Decemeber 13, 2008. Zimbabwe's crumbling infrastructure has helped spread the disease across the country, as broken water and sewage pipes have left many neighbourhoods without clean drinking water or adequate sanitation. (credit:  ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors: Fight Illness With “Fist-Bumps” Over Handshakes

A way to develop trust, the handshake is the universal sign of a deal. But some healthcare facilities are now urging their employees to do away with the handshake.

05/22/2014

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Protection Against West Nile Virus Starts At Home

The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.

04/24/2014

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Researchers: Hispanics May Have Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

North Texas researchers say Mexican American Hispanics may have an increased risk of developing memory problems that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease — early.

03/17/2014

DCHHS Director, Zachary Thompson (Photo CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas County Health Tracking Rare Adult Measles Case

County Health Director Zach Thompson says the 49-year-old man has recovered from the disease seen most often in children.

02/14/2014

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY RUPAM JAIN NAIR  "Asia-Russia-wildlife-tiger-conservation" A tiger, seen wearing a collar, is spotted during a jungle-safari at the Ranthambore National Park, around 200kms from Jaipur, on October 22, 2010. Efforts to save the tiger, set to be addressed at a conference in Russia November 2010, will depend for a large part on the success of the shield India has attempted to throw around the animal. The country is home to more than half of the world's rapidly dwindling wild tigers, but even its conservation programme, said by the government to be the world's most comprehensive, has failed to halt the creature's demise. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors, Veterinarians Explore Shared Medical Problems

What do Siberian tigers and post-menopausal women have in common? That is among the questions related to fighting diseases that affect both animals and people that physicians and veterinarians are teaming up to explore.

11/01/2013

A doctor examines the x-rays of a tuberculosis (TB) patient. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Positive Test, Irving ISD School Holding TB Meeting

MacArthur High School is the second high school in Irving where a student has tested for positive for tuberculosis since the start of the 2013 school year.

CBS 11–10/21/2013

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

Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

100 Irving High School Students Tested For TB

The group of students was offered the free testing because they may have been exposed to TB when they shared a class last spring with a student recently diagnosed with the contagious disease.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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

Dallas County Health Dept. Dispensing Flu Vaccines

Health officials say it takes roughly two weeks for the flu vaccine to confer immunity to the disease, and they would like as many people as possible to get vaccinated before the holiday travel season gets underway.

09/03/2013

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